CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

NewsMail - - PUZZLES -

Across

1. Moun­tain ap­ple (4) 3. An ex­ag­ger­ated im­i­ta­tion of a vet’s tray (8) 9. Con­sid­ers counts (7) 10. Sounds harsh? Sounds good! (5) 11 & 12ac. See rag below and use it for clean­ing (5,6) 14. Sounds to find the ver­ti­cal (6) 16. If you take away their right, mates can be­come devils (6) 19 & 21ac. How much? It is on the dis­play! (6,5) 24. The spleen gets five to fire it up (5) 25. Nice gal, very cheru­bic (7) 26. Speed sta­tus was mid­dle of the road (8) 27. Match­less (4)

Down

1. Cas­tle parts are there al­ways (3,5) 2. He said yes to Ger­man corn (5) 4. Au­to­graph again and leave (6) 5. Griev­ous? No sir – It is the fash­ion (5) 6. 45 litre som­brero? (7) 7. Still I can­not find one in the Hi­malayas (4) 8. Cre­ated by a corn spi­der? (6) 13. 100 in sev­eral di­rec­tions get fra­grances (8) 15. Data not backed up? You may go to Hell! (7) 17. Chal­lenge I’m a dog from the north (6) 18. Taken aback when au­to­graphs pour out (6) 20. The deeper part of the “Queen Tav­ern”? (5) 22. I was win­ning but went slow (5) 23. The fat chance of Bob get­ting lithium mass (4)

Yes­ter­day

Across: 1. Seam, 3. Train­set, 9. Aus­tere, 10. Carol, 11. Philo­den­dron, 14. Nor, 16. Ti­tan, 17. Two, 18. Come­up­pances, 21. Un­tie, 22. Jel­lied, 23. Am­pu­tate, 24. Dead.

Down: 1. Sharp end, 2. Aussi, 4. Rye, 5. In­ci­den­tally, 6. Sort out, 7. Tilt, 8. Below the belt, 12. Estop, 13. Lop­sided, 15. Rooftop, 19. Chime, 20. Tuba, 22. Jut.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.