THE CRYP­TIC: Mungo MacCal­lum

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ACROSS

1. Mod­er­ated ter­ri­tory a small amount for each jour­nal­ist (8) 6. Run straight (6)

9. Mar­ried and took along that woman, said Spooner, dis­cussing pri­son fare (5,3,5) 10. See and smell the sum­mer­house (6)

11. Urge fees re­form for those who flee the coun­try (8)

13. Ab­sti­nence fills a need? Non­sense! (4-6)

15. Soft­ware re­ported in part of a church (4)

16. Mus­lim greet­ing in South Aus­tralia (4)

18. In­can­ta­tion for a cir­cle with writ­ers, English, iden­ti­cal (4,6) 21. Low mi­nus – and with­out

foun­da­tion (8)

22. Loot – bet fos­sil fu­els (6)

23. Sailor, with en­thu­si­asm for

each pair on the ta­ble! (4,3,6) 25. Steady home for horses (6)

26. Favourite god em­braces queen

– he never grew up! (5,3)

DOWN

2. Run af­ter English medico – for a hug! (7)

3. Sweet slice – they say it’s easy! (5,2,4)

4. Mounted the ring for an out­back con­test (5)

5. Ro­man coins are In­dia spoil (7)

6. Plumage Cataracts – ru­ins (9) 7. Sailor turned de­serter (3) 8. Dogs in the ve­hi­cle – they’re un­der­foot! (7)

12. Mar­i­juana – bounder, in­sect

(11)

14. Par­don for­mer in­di­vid­ual – prop­erty tax (9)

17. Says in front of alien with ear­phones (7)

19. Made com­fort­able out of bed – low­ered the pres­sure (5,2)

20. Meninga with a song? It can

make you sick (7)

22. Fish stunk, they say (5)

24. Cal­iban con­ceals an Aus­tralian

Tory (3)

MUNGO MacCAL­LUM is the au­thor of The Good, the Bad & the Un­likely: Aus­tralia’s

Prime Min­is­ters.

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