The Weekly cryptic

No 28,747

By Qaos

2022-05-13T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-05-13T07:00:00.0000000Z

Guardian/Observer

https://theguardianweekly.pressreader.com/article/282587381567195

Diversions

Across 1 Goddess moves Mars: it blocks Earth (7) 5 Provoked within view, caught by day (7) 9 Warnings of broken nose when stealing money (5) 10 Perhaps Bell and Edison’s financial backers have change of heart (9) 11 Physicist’s hesitation with car following reality (bonnet’s missing) (10) 12 Main reason corrupt Reagan’s deposed? (3) 14 It might be slipped into real brew as one likes (12) 18 Drunk actress grabs thrilling hour entertaining male musical director (6,6) 21 Article written in ancient Hebrew (3) 22 Workmates pass by 21 in Paris with fevers (10) 25 A little over 51? That’s special powers (9) 26 God’s in a blind rage (5) 27 No good holding stew containing pea, say, one in a pod? (7) 28 Colour of two wines (4-3) Down 1 Moving down river current on ship (6) 2 Top darts score? (6) 3 Setter’s second ghost theme? Elgar ultimately promises to be puzzling (10) 4 King takes tourist’s seat in sturdy boat (5) 5 I never travel by steamship around new city (9) 6 Alleged murderer gets stick (4) 7 Wandering south with many (8) 8 Home improvements cover up little — and not in a good way (8) 13 Family diagrams omit school science (10) 15 Asian river snake bites diva in half, close to vein (9) 16 Polish guards caught old thieves lobbying leaders in country (8) 17 Spooner’s entire factory shouldn’t make a big deal from this? (8) 19 Pioneer surrenders ring to one supplying capital (6) 20 Man, perhaps, is 50+? (6) 23 Failure of Super League? Football fans to finally riot (5) 24 Strong man’s not ’ard (4)

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