THE CROSS­WORD

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 It is be­yond the di­rec­tors to be hon­est (5,5) 6 Far Eastern food (4) 10 De­lay and yield to an­other’s wishes (5) 11 Decade with re­stric­tions for ev­ery week­day (9) 12 Back num­ber (8) 13 He will shortly get a ring, so he says (5) 15 Con­di­tions that might af­fect mail etc (7) 17 Voy­age to the East on board ship­ping lines (7) 19 A cap­i­tal lager is brewed here (7) 21 Wrong name for an in­di­vid­ual flower (7) 22 Med­i­cal man at­tached to stern or­der (5) 24 An old 20-franc piece lost at Water­loo (8) 27 Al­ways be brave and don’t worry (5,4) 28 A maxim Tom turns to (5) 29 Shake­speare shows de­ter­mi­na­tion (4) 30 Point to one duke or an­other (10)

DOWN

1 He goes af­ter Norm in north­ern France (4) 2 Away jump the chil­dren (9) 3 He­si­tantly stated a colour and was wrong (5) 4 Com­ply with no­tice (7) 5 Rebels about some mea­sures of power (7) 7 Char­ac­ter in The Tem­pest or one in Lear maybe (5) 8 Seat of Zeus is re-es­tab­lished in the ori­ent (4,2,4) 9 Hav­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity in at­tack (2,6) 14 Con­di­tions pro­duced by ocean winds oddly enough (3,3,4) 16 Open­ing for a pho­tog­ra­pher (8) 18 Not an orig­i­nal pot shot at re­forms (9) 20 It’s true I will ap­pear in the screen ver­sion (7) 21 Clothes ap­pear wrong when put on a num­ber (7) 23 Forger’s block (5) 25 It gets squeezed into an in­ad­e­quate ve­hi­cle (5) 26 Turn on a fool (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 First sci-fi writer (5,5) 6 Paint crudely (4) 10 Burn su­per­fi­cially (5) 11 Di­a­mond of finest cut (9) 12 Fa­cade (8) 13 Seek by beg­ging (5) 15 Dis­hon­ourable (7) 17 Ac­tion to boost self-es­teem (3,4) 19 Orig­i­na­tor (7) 21 Mo­men­tous (7) 22 Of more in­fe­rior qual­ity (5) 24 Break (8) 27 US Pres­i­dent 1933-45 (9) 28 Stringed mu­si­cal in­stru­ment (5) 29 Lo­cate (4) 30 Con­stant (10)

DOWN

1 Ex­actly (4) 2 Cov­er­ing dis­tant fu­ture (4-5) 3 En­forc­ing dis­ci­pline (5) 4 En­com­pass (7) 5 Art­less­ness (7) 7 To grant (5) 8 Painful ne­ces­sity to ac­cept (6,4) 9 Sud­denly lose con­scious­ness (5,3) 14 Soften crit­i­cism un­duly (5,5) 16 Se­verely beaten (8) 18 Al­lu­sion (9) 20 Re­vive (7) 21 Knock to the ground (7) 23 Hen­house (5) 25 Food pro­vided in house­hold (5) 26 Per­son in charge (4)

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