CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

National Post (National Edition) - - WEEKEND DIVERSIONS - By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

ACROSS 1 Paint farm an­i­mal en­coun­tered around back of cabin (7) 5 Yel­low­ish-pink rice left un­fin­ished in a ket­tle (7) 9 One of the Stooges em­brac­ing the sixth film (5) 10 Re­verse-colour pic­tures, for ex­am­ple, taken by lo­cals (9) 11 Pink state of wheels? (9) 12 The guy with Ann re­turned hair colour­ing (5) 13 In ex­ca­va­tion, old colour­ing mat­ter (6) 14 Classes at paint­ing, sculp­ture, etc. re­tracted (6) 18 Mere GI break­ing rule (6) 20 Al Pa­cino half­way through with a wool sup­plier (6) 24 Lose ten­sion, like long sto­ries (5) 26 Treat­ment of a top tooth is some­thing tough to han­dle (3,6) 27 En­dure one Mafia boss go­ing af­ter thug (2,2,3,2) 28 Sub­sti­tuted paint fin­ish (3,2) 29 Misleads ten­der-feet about the Span­ish (7) 30 Mod­er­ately warm, bright colour for ti­tle char­ac­ter Pierce (7)

DOWN 1 Rock note held by Deep Pur­ple? (6) 2 Rul­ing verg­ing on crazy (9) 3 Colour of a fan­tas­tic city in ephemeral day­dream (7) 4 Hergé cartoon hero’s given green colour­ings (8) 5 Sil­ver trans­formed gar­net (6) 6 Teeth in a set chat­ter badly (7) 7 Group of witches around roast­ing place (5) 8 Chuck eat­ing small amount with a Mex­i­can dish (8) 15 White flower be­hind a re­search site (9) 16 An­tic­i­pated hype by ed­i­tor about herb (8) 17 A con­tainer wrapped in pur­plish and sil­very colour (8) 19 Brown­ish-yel­low ooze cov­er­ing name on a mar­quee (7) 21 Wild par­ty­ing, af­ter the ini­tial ex­cite­ment (7) 22 Un­der­world get­ting be­hind school’s pri­mary colours (6) 23 Char­i­ta­ble about one Ital­ian opera com­poser (6) 25 Threat­en­ing sound from grey bird of prey (5)

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