1 Across No 29: Band bringing fuel meeting down town (7)

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by David Ker |
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Take a look at 1 Across in today’s Times cryptic crossword.

The answer is WICKLOW. Can you see why? Let’s break it down.

The straight part of the clue is ‘town‘, hence the answer Wicklow (a town in Ireland).

What’s a word for a ‘band bringing fuel’? A wick. And when this meets, as the clue instructs, another word for ‘down’ (in this case ‘low’) we have our solution.

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