CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN WIN…

This puz­zle will test your word power and lat­eral think­ing skills with clues which can in­clude ana­grams, acronyms, puns, dou­ble mean­ings and other clever word­play. Solve the puz­zle and work out the word spelt out by the coloured squares. This is our win­ning word. For your chance to win, en­ter on­line at thewest.com.au/puz­zles.

ACROSS

1 Start is one tiny amount (4) 3 Moan about sul­tanate (4) 7 Great en­thu­si­ast meets static in­ter­fer­ence (9) 8 Sail away east be­tween the seats (5) 9 Cy­clist added to con­tract (5)

12 I held ex­cit­ing In­dian city (5) 13 Big lager brew (5)

16 Try cook’s ship (9) 17 Road edge spans marker buoy (4) 18 Dreamy theme sur­rounds apoc­ryphal tale (4)

DOWN

1 Nat and I fled in panic when it blew up (8) 2 BBQ tools got turned both ways (5)

4 She be­came mild at a waltz (7) 5 Pinch a cut (4) 6 Trail par­cel around and it will be­come a but­ter­fly (11) 10 Study might scare her silly (8) 11 Red lens makes things slim (7)

14 My roo leaps into open space (5) 15 Kate chopped wood (4)

$100

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