CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Herald on Sunday - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1. Col­lie’s paw get­ting en­tan­gled in a piece of bed­li­nen (10)

6. Mean to al­ter the last word (4)

10. Cur­tains and the like shift­ing, for sun’s mov­ing around (4,11)

11. Med­dle with one rent-free ar­range­ment (9)

12. There’s noth­ing glum about such an in­flu­en­tial per­son (5)

13. Haul mother in and re­verse the com­pass (5)

15. It is thrice the crown that is the pa­pal tiara (6)

19. As­signs class to the el­e­men­tary school in Amer­ica (6)

20. Was fa­ther that dries out (5)

23. A try an Aca­demi­cian has at the mar­ket­place (5)

24. He does a good deal of cheat­ing (4-5)

26. April meant rain - a change for one in the House (15)

27. Else they might be called launces (4)

28. Tired state shown by spine­less wor­ried about the East (10) DOWN

1. May have been so fair at over­tak­ing (7)

2. It’s for as long as one has vi­tal­ity (8)

3. It is ten­der to lay be­fore one (5)

4. Record, etc, that can be amended (9)

5. Pol­ish one will do very well at (5)

7. How to cope with a worn-out horse, hav­ing me around (6)

8. Set­tles com­fort­ably with ten less mov­ing about (7)

9. Bless ham that comes from the slaugh­ter­house (8)

14. A wa­ter tor­toise might part­ner one (8)

16. Cover for cane is run adrift (9)

17. For­mal com­po­si­tion in art: see it as be­ing dif­fer­ent (8)

18. Tread forcibly on and ram pelt into it (7)

21. Is re­liant on hav­ing hur­ried up around the fin­ish (7)

22. Herb is a red­dish-brown horse (6)

24. Sop­with’s air­craft ar­rived at end of April (5)

25. Hindu mys­tic was con­fused, and I’m up­set (5)

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