CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD: NO. 28,205

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

Across

1 Cuts into two parts, tak­ing half sec­ond (7) 5 Bill is an aris­to­crat, it’s said (7) 9 A tem­ple or­na­ment? (5) 10 Fear cap­ture (9) 11 Let­ter-open­ers? (10) 12 Beast left one with no go­ing back (4) 14 It’s not in one’s own in­ter­est to dis­play it (12) 18 Mis­tak­enly de­nounces art that’s now done with­out think­ing (6,6) 21 Ar­tic­u­lates fur­ther and sums up (4) 22 Torch left burnt residue in pas­sage (10) 25 Musters to call for drink (7,2) 26 Gather in­for­ma­tion, al­ter­nat­ing with the French (5) 27 Un­cle out to get us – that’s the heart of the mat­ter (7) 28 A game cut short (7)

Down

1 Lit­tle girl with fish to sell down the river (6)

2 Drink that is mixed and cast around (6)

3 Changed cir­cum­stances may put a dif­fer­ent com­plex­ion on them (10)

4 Checks foun­da­tion gar­ments (5)

5 Sadly Pat and Ernest split up for now (2,7) 6 Sig­nals and strikes the ball? (4) 7 Tune died out, in need of re­vis­ing (8)

8 In­sisted on get­ting amended or­der (8)

13 Hav­ing sur­veyed houses one may warn of future prob­lems (10)

15 The last peo­ple you ex­pect to see in knock­out com­pe­ti­tions (9)

16 Two fools in killer com­bi­na­tion (8)

17 One that’s learned what’s not prac­ti­cal (8)

19 Old guards about to get set­tled (6)

20 At­ti­tude that a driver may take on a course (6)

23 A shade sanc­ti­mo­nious in the main (5)

24 Man­age to get note sup­port­ing po­lice­man (4)

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