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Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

the hard way

Across 1 Com­mon forger ( 5) 8 Gam­bling game that’s al­lowed in a way ( 8) 9 It’s a dec­o­ra­tive edg­ing, one gathers ( 5) 10 Maybe he’s Ro­man cav­alry trooper ( 8) 11 What most men have to do in a quiet way ( 5) 12 The main point in Gen­eral Booth’s army ( 3) 16 Quickly put the bal­ance in the Post Offi ce ( 6) 17 Chinese city is part of Switzer­land ( 6) 18 A cus­tom, some­what abused ( 3) 23 Stop at sea ( 5) 24 Cor­re­spon­dent in har­mony ( 8) 25 Break down in dis­agree­ment ( 5) 26 Goes down the wrong way? We’re glad to hear it! ( 4,4) 27 Hangs about - it’s a grind ( 5) Down 2 In­fantry con­sist­ing of a thou­sand bow­men ( 8) 3 Present for a viewer ( 8) 4 Doc­tor got out of bed in a bad mood ( 6) 5 Soft and lux­u­ri­ant pile fab­ric ( 5) 6 See 14 Down 7 In­tends to get suffi cient funds ( 5) 12 Rings us up about a trifl ing sum of for­eign money ( 3) 13 An ex­pert well served ( 3) 14 and 6 Down: Be­gin­ning of a child­hood ro­mance ( 4,4,1,4) 15 They may cer­tify what the last eleven signs of the

zo­diac are ( 8) 19 South­ern wines blended for strength ( 6) 20 Con­tents of many an an­cient ves­sel ( 5) 21 It sweeps right in­side the har­bour bar ( 5) 22 Threat­ened strike that doesn’t come off ( 5)

the easy way

Across 1 Fully ma­ture ( 5) 8 Place in abeyance ( 3,2,3) 9 Much fre­quented place ( 5) 10 Loss of nerve ( 4,4) 11 Stage in growth ( 5) 12 Write ( 3) 16 East­ern tem­ple ( 6) 17 A cream-fi lled pas­try ( 6) 18 Clever hu­mour ( 3) 23 A root veg­etable ( 5) 24 Likely to cause fear ( 8) 25 Shirk ( 5) 26 To curb ( 8) 27 Sor­row ( 5) Down 2 A tie in a race ( 4,4) 3 Re­mote chance of

suc­cess ( 8) 4 Pub­lic up­roar ( 6) 5 Tem­per­a­men­tal ( 5) 6 Fe­male fox ( 5) 7 Of lit­tle im­por­tance ( 5) 12 Clawed an­i­mal foot ( 3) 13 Af­ter all de­duc­tions ( 3) 14 Die down ( 4,4) 15 Tra­chea ( 8) 19 Pour in by drops ( 6) 20 To bear ( 5) 21 Soft light wood ( 5) 22 Sting­ing pain ( 5)

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