CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7544

Napier Courier - - LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS -

Down

Down ACROSS

1. Be, at heart, equally mean (4). 7. In the Crees’ set­tle­ment, I have a home from home (9). 8. Charge the boy for con­ceal­ing the ring (4). 9. From out­side comes the cry of an an­i­mal (4). 10. Hav­ing a hard time to con­ceal, in that case (4). 11. “Rep­tiles” there’s a P in, dope! (4). 14. Ev­ery­thing one could wish to know about row­ing? (3,3,4).

16. Tells us that will be the last time and shuts up (4,2,4).

19. Non­sense! Get back the lead! (4). 22. In the pic­ture, I am a crook (4). 24. Do fe­male im­per­son­ators find it a bore? (4). 25. Go round in a gang (4). 26. Have delu­sions. It’s these gins that have been doc­tored (3,6). 27. Didn’t go off, hav­ing been de­tained (4).

DOWN

1. Bri­tish girl with a lovely Ital­ian name (5). 2. Frank does have a heavy walk (5). 3. Gets even with an agent, say, that’s crooked (6). 4. So the man does dis­gust one (6). 5. Set on, hav­ing a flair for (4). 6. Might be nicest, at first, to have some­one who’s not arty (9). 12. Barks and in­di­cates it wants to be let in (9). 13. In tak­ing the ship out, does the wrong thing (4). 15. Con­cluded it’s too much (4). 17. De­cree the hole should go by the new drain (6). 18. Rag one about the colour (6). 20. For a start, en­joy be­ing equal (5).

21. See this key fits in up­side-down (5). 23. A mes­sage from the bank? (4).

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7543 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 7, Free of charge. 8, Snatch. 9, C-all-ed. 10, Sto-ring. 12, D’i-van. 15, Tempo. 16, Sag-gin-g. 18, St-rove. 20, D-on-ate. 22, Ex­change rate.

- 1, Brunette. 2, Left. 3, Off-hand. 4, Shock. 5, Drilling. 6, Peke (peek). 11, Re-pro-ach. 13, Ann-o-tate. 14, Ban-dage. 17, Be-gan. 19, Ti-ed. 21, No-(ha)rm.

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7543 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 7, In­ex­pli­ca­ble. 8, Pen­non. 9, Poo­dle. 10, Curt­sey. 12, Ruddy. 15, Cedar. 16, Vine­gar. 18, Opaque. 20, Gob­ble. 22, Cricket Match.

- 1, In­se­cure. 2, Oxen. 3, Plun­der. 4, Scope. 5, Ab­so­lute. 6, Peel. 11, Tran­quil. 13, Dead­lock. 14, Fid­gety. 17, Perky. 19, Pick. 21, Beat.

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