1 Across No 30: Plant’s core cultivated with soil to reproduce (5-9)

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by David Ker |
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The Guardian enters the Easter bank holiday with a cryptic crossword clue for the green-fingered.

This is an example of an anagram clue, with the anagram indicator being the word ‘cultivated’.

If ‘plant’s core’ is cultivated (rearranged) with ‘soil’ we get a term meaning ‘to reproduce’: CROSS-POLLINATE.

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