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The Queensland Times - - Puzzles -

Across 7. What 25 uses on the golf course or where you might find him (7,4)

8. Re­sort­ing, rinse away the rub­bishy bits (4)

9. Know Al may have silent stage act (4,2)

10. Pro­ducer of 11 (4) 12. Sagas about eastern pho­to­graphs (small ones) (5) 13. Bud­ding pranks from prickly plant ... (6)

16. ... but not this one (6) 19. Trans­port for an old 25 (5) 20. Me­thinks Seth goes for fur (4) 21. Prune I change be­cause it is green (6)

24. Press­ing age to live in? (4) 25. He may be the cause of farm­yard ire (5,6) Down 1. Needed for 14 (4)

2. Sus out sub­sta­tions for the plant ex­pert (8)

3. The down slides on board (6) 4. 24 in charge of be­ing sar­cas­tic (6)

5. Talc over­abun­dance in re­cess (6)

6. A beast gets less wild (6) 7. 25’s lowly sub­ject (3) 11. Grate­fully re­turn some of 10’s pro­duce (4)

14. So kip­per un­for­tu­nately is not on the menu, just these (4,4) 15. Dance to ogle back at (4) 16. Me and 500 oth­ers shy around a bit of fun (6) 17. Frank about some al­tru­is­tic and ide­al­is­tic qual­i­ties (6) 18. Slip­pers’ marks (6)

19. They will take you on or charge you a lend­ing fee (6) 22. Counter revo­lu­tion­ary sin (3) 23. Some brain cases they found were from South Amer­ica (4)

Yes­ter­day

Across: 7. Risque, 8. Ar­mour, 10. Sham­poo, 11. Novel, 12. Ewer, 13. Ad­mit,

17. Aware, 18. Cube, 22. Bills, 23. Noughts, 24. Yawned, 25. Bar­ren.

Down: 1. Brushed, 2. Ashamed, 3. Bumpy, 4. Fran­tic, 5. Volvo, 6. Truly, 9. Cold front, 14. Twisted, 15. Au­thors, 16. Teas­ing, 19. Obeys, 20. Flows, 21. Hu­man.

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