Last Week’s Cryptic

The Saturday Paper - - Contents|The Week -

ACROSS

1. She opts for ex­clu­sive gold (8) 5. Take in sailors’ world (6)

10. Cheer­fully drunk – true­hearted when tid­dly (5,3,7)

11. A col­lec­tion of doc­u­ments to fin­ish a ship – that’s right (7) 12. Di­rec­tions to a trial, best ordered (7)

13. Solid trick with a Greek is­land (8)

15. Sal­vaged ca­noe from the sea (5)

18. Purge ad­ver­sary – Aus­tralian

not un­known (5)

20. Over speak­ing about the

coun­try life (8)

23. Stately home near Avi­gnon serves tea. Tea, you say? French wa­ter! (7)

25. A snack with a dad joke (7)

26. Ex­as­per­ated out­burst or a

pi­ous in­vo­ca­tion? (3,8,4)

27. At­tor­ney re­veals tung­sten in

stratum (6)

28. Lights over the tip of Corn­wall

(5,3)

DOWN

1. Dives deep for what can be heard (6)

2. “Am­phib­ians ad­vance!” pro­claimed Spooner, bran­dish­ing a chunk of mag­netite (9)

3. Jack and Bill hug set­ter – it’s about the heart (7)

4. Turn back to that woman – or an al­ter­na­tive one (5)

6. Sup­port Vir­ginia with a party – that’s reck­less­ness (7)

7. Paint, a messy chore (5)

8. Sex ap­peal work­ing in naked singer (8)

9. Pro­mis­cu­ous types, south­ern foot­ballers (8)

14. In­ter­prets old weights (8) 16. Elec­tronic re­search fa­cil­ity? Speak and ex­plain! (9) 17. Ex­er­cise and lose face. Turn left and be quiet. (8)

19. Ex­pert pitch for paint re­mover (7)

21. Sat af­ter work and re­sisted (7) 22. Pop­u­lar act? Cer­tainly! (6)

24. A pointer to a right din (5)

25. Two Greek char­ac­ters for a

re­li­gious statue (5)

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

Prime Min­is­ters.

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