CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Herald on Sunday - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1. Court of­fi­cial who was a PM (11)

9. Some­thing more that’s not hit by the bat (5)

10. Means of restor­ing the Rodin sculp­ture: lie off it! (4,2,4)

11. Live with lewd sort of first love (5)

12. Cud­dle me, be­ing back with the pair (7)

14. Like the first sim­ple fool (3)

15. To get re­turned in charge of the ears (4)

16. Edgar Al­lan held a crazy prepa­ra­tion for the hair (6)

17. A writer, on the day, will be in the off­ing (4)

21. Mouth­piece a buck has re­turned (4)

22. It is The African coun­try (6)

23. Re­spon­si­bil­ity our shoul­ders have to bear (4)

26. One between the poles will do wrong (3)

27. Arise from the name tea adapts to (7)

29. Mag­nate has a lump of com­pacted snow (5)

30. Be­ing worked too hard, Ovid never turned right round (10)

31. Be­lief held from east to west as well (5)

32. Reap satel­lite that’s near­est to an equinox (7,4)

DOWN

2. All right, there’s a smell about it: it’s ut­ter rub­bish (5)

3. On­looker could end by star turn (9)

4. One on Kon-Tiki came to sup­port the roof (6)

5. Is up­set by dig at tea-break (8)

6. What must, they say, be ne­ces­si­ties (5)

7. Of Leger course, an Ain­tree ex­change in its ab­bre­vi­a­tion (6)

8. Have delu­sions about the ac­tual H-line (11)

12. A rul­ing night-flier! (7,4)

13. Bot­tom qui­etly given a knock (4)

18. Play­wright, but not of come­dies? (9)

19. A cari­bou may ren­der one around the East (8)

20. Bi­b­li­cally, fa­ther can go up and down (4)

24. Need­ing prompt at­ten­tion, get run out (6)

25. Such as Mr Bum­ble might bleed a ver­sion of (6)

26. It’s a sin to be an ai (5)

28. There’s so much in mu­sic that’s Ital­ian (5)

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