Cryptic Crossword

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1. Love my friend, he’s such a gem (4) 6. Get up, mother! It’s a moun­tain lion (4) 8. Get Ian on the team and put some life in it (7) 9. Com­fort­able hold­ing guns? (4) 10. Just three of those pa­tri­ots left (4) 11. Ten lis­ten­ers and se­ri­ous in in­ten­tion (7) 15. A hot one? Tell it to the Royal Marine (5) 17. Old players, we hear, are so un­truth­ful (5) 20. I re­ceived ten pence for be­ing sorry for my sins (9) 21. Beat it, or else (5) 24. An artist needs this support (5) 27. Some­how dote, Sir, on such me­dia chiefs (7) 30. Take care of the thinker (4) 31. Fol­low a dogged hanger-on (4) 32. Is a moat am­ple to cre­ate a spray? (7) 33. In­tend to name them? (4) 34. Tore out to learn it me­chan­i­cally (4)

DOWN

2. Drink taken by a pup­pet (5) 3. There’s such a regal re­turn of beer (5) 4. Dis­cov­ered to be ripe and scat­tered on the jetty (4) 5. Takes ages to find such a wise man (4) 6. In­signif­i­cant but a favourite to be­gin with (5) 7. Prin­ci­pal state of the Union? (5) 12. Held a prayer at first and then cor­rected it (7) 13. One seat hold­ing ten and the most tidy, of course (7) 14. How they de­fame most Is­land erup­tions? (7) 15. Such a va­grant uses pub­lic trans­port mainly (5) 16. Marks the spot where the pel­i­can be­gins to dis­charge them (5) 18. Stag­gers at the Scot­tish dances (5) 19. Most al­lies have to play for time (5) 22. How to un­tie it and put it to­gether again (5) 23. Form of trans­port seen in the An­des (5) 25. How to stare like a plant (5) 26. Can be cited as a de­cree (5) 28. I do have fifty that I wor­ship (4) 29. I am with Tom and you leave us out? (4)

So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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