Puzzles: test your skill

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - CONTENTS -

When you com­plete the crossword, the let­ters on the shaded squares, read­ing left to right, top to bot­tom, will spell the mys­tery word. So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

ACROSS

1. Won­drous event 5. Sur­pass, outdo 8. Birds’ homes 9. Myth­i­cal one­horned beast 10. Bowl­ing ses­sion in cricket 13. Con­trol, – the sale 15. Quit work at 65 17. Per­mit 18. Im­merse 19. Area of ocean 21. Public trans­port ve­hi­cle 23. Large plac­ards 26. Copies, im­i­ta­tions 27. Dash, panache 29. Foster, – tal­ent 30. Dad’s brother, eg 31. Heal­ing oint­ment 32. Ta­ble sup­port

DOWN

1. Wise coun­sel­lor 2. Red­dish brown 3. Blud­geon 4. Oozed out 5. Those of re­fined taste 6. For a choir, – mu­sic 7. Sur­gi­cal in­stru­ment 11. Scene of an event 12. Dis­card, get – of 13. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive (ab­brev) 14. Dry land, – firma 16. Make fun of 19. Dis­tress call (1,1,1) 20. Con­sumed food 21. Trade­marks 22. Helix 23. In­ven­tor’s grant 24. Bring out 25. Cold symp­tom 28. Silent

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