# Cryptic crossword, Issue 18

Can you solve it?

## Across clues

1. Cat eating one hundred and one spiky plants. (5)
• 5. He mixed with cop on 1 January 1970. (5)
• 8,15,27. Ode to a fly. Quote:
“I ride far in air, n’ end disjointed…. (8,12,8)
• 10,15,27.     …a faltered pilot, in a quaint fire,
involved the heat equation, for example.” (7,12,8)
• 11. Say “$\pi$ is exactly three” before a crowd. Apparently Sophus made this up. (3,5)
• 12. Assemble outside there, approximately 2.718m back. (4)
• 15. see 8 or 10 (12)
• 19. 10 and 500 look very happy. (2)
• 20. $\displaystyle mc^2 \frac{v-u}{a} \frac{2(s-ut)}{t^2} =\eta$. (3)
• 21. O/h! That’s evil! (3)
• 23. $\displaystyle\frac{A}{r^2} = \frac{nRt}{V}\frac{V}{R}$. (2)
• 24. Moper paid tax, incorrectly estimated. (12)
• 26. Otherwise one Al* fan’s outside last. (4)
• 27. see 8 or 10 (8)
• 29. $2+50+50+1+1-\mathrm{e}=2^9\times5^9$. (7)
• 31. Insect on my back’s scary and soothing. (8)
• 34. A belt moving a desk. (5)
• 35. Looks like Smee’s back. (5)

### Down clues

• 1. Magazine is built from carbon, hydrogen, aluminium, potassium… and fine dirt. (9)
• 2. Charlie and Oscar’s company. (2)
• 3. In that right triangle! (4)
• 4. Self identification. (2)
• 5. A long time in the rain. (3)
• 6. DIY ramp rebuilt to make a polyhedron. (7)
• 7. $x^2+\left(y-\sqrt[3]{x^2}\right)=1$ is in the article. (5)
• 9. Afterword: napped awkwardly before 9. (8)
• 13. Electronic arts, inc.\ energy and amps. (1,1)
• 14. Even real hepcats choose by vote. (5)
• 16. Otherwise one Al* fan’s outside last. (5)
• 17. Power in next one confusingly makes power. (8)
• 18. The Pope’s chosen ones? (9)
• 22. Al* is after mixed spice to make distinctive. (7)
• 25. Deep letters end with this! (1,1)
• 26. $\displaystyle\exists\, {-s},e, x = \frac{2s}{v+u}$. (5)
• 28. Tim has energy at, say, 4 o’clock. (4)
• 30. I start out needing education. (3)
• 32. Mythical city hiding in Brittany somewhere. (2)
• 33. London and Kent without a sea. (1,1)

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