Cryptic Cross­word

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

3. There to re­mind us of how the mail’s de­liv­ered in Rome (9) 8. Love to carry grapes and some­how look sheep­ish? (5) 9. Fit­ting how Pat is in­volved (3) 11. Es­capes art­fully from most pre­ludes (6) 12. Back to the bar and have a piece of tasty pie (6) 15. It will pour down when we meet like that (4) 18. Show­ing ven­er­a­tion yet for­ever de­mand­ing rent (8) 19. Drops out on cue but gen­er­ates the nec­es­sary (8) 20. Some fine Ro­man be­came the leader (4) 24. Left to teach in a beach hut (6) 27. Not al­to­gether cer­tain if one should keep it (6) 28. Al­low the last of 24. Across to be seen (3) 30. How some model ve­ran­dahs are seen to dig in deep (5) 31. Noted teas be­ing served and it goes off with a bang (9)

DOWN

1. Keep it hid­den and put a lid on the tea (6) 2. I’m in tune but not for long (6) 3. En­coun­tered Her Majesty and she got my mea­sure (5) 4. It’s love in the morn­ing for this old bird (3) 5. Duty-bound to re­move a rot (4) 6. Para­ble part of a horse breed (4) 7. At last a good preser­va­tive (4) 10. Es­tab­lishes the truth but mostly wan­ders off (6) 13. For drinkers with no ti­tle (5) 14. In­side with a lot of sin­ners (5) 16. This place is all heart (5) 17. Show off the fash­ion but gets left out (5) 18. Some more quote it or re­peat it from mem­ory (6) 21. Make it pos­si­ble to ap­pear to be lean (6) 22. Small weights for snow leop­ards (6) 23. Mostly amends it then fixes it prop­erly (5) 24. Not so hot? Then you’ve caught it (4) 25. Tuna for you lady? (4) 26. Ei­ther lean out or dash out (4) 29. Any­way, make some lace (3) So­lu­tion in next month’s is­sue.

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