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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

2. What a bind they are! (9) 8. Egged on to find an an­swer (3) 9. A let­ter from Greece (3) 10. Agreed only ten should be pro­duced (9) 11. Some merry ad­ven­tures with some birds (5) 14. The weight of a snow leopard (5) 17. That Pat is quick to learn (3) 19. Malt or mixed? It’s only hu­man af­ter all (6) 20. The Ark lost one of its in­vaders? (6) 21. One must be al­most spry to snoop (3) 23. In­dif­fer­ent to car­ry­ing a spoiled sable? (5) 26. Takes it off in your sleep (5) 29. Makes it less im­por­tant to be small at this point (9) 30. Soiled with some lu­bri­cant (3) 31. Feel mercy for a tree in­side (3) 32. Im­plored one to en­ter the date here (9)

DOWN

1. Some­how do get 31. Across on the cat­walk (5) 2. Just glare and you’ll get your drink (5) 3. A lot of work­ers seen in crim­i­nal groups (5) 4. You are given a pint and some­thing to eat (6) 5. It’s a trio to rate (5) 6. Aden’s where you’ll find such trans­port? (5) 7. A weapon which makes a clean break (5) 12. The bridge tax on a co­ral is­land (5) 13. East­ern out­fits ap­pear to be so flighty (5) 15. How to un­tie it and put it to­gether again (5) 16. 100 Ro­mans at a dance look­ing fishy (5) 17. Be a pal and make it a tall one (3) 18. At­tempt to score (3) 22. Make lit­tle noise when steal­ing cat­tle (6) 23. Could get rasher, you know (5) 24. Take the blame for the way you walk (5) 25. Where some clat­ter has a bril­liant suc­cess (5) 26. He’s in the air or all at sea? (5) 27. Al­most ceased and how it has com­forted (5) 28. It’s mailed to a col­lec­tor (5)

So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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