CROSS­WORD

Puz­zle No 1073

New Zealand Listener - - DI­VER­SIONS - by David Toss­man

Clues across

1. It’s reck­less grab­bing six to as­sault sex­u­ally (6) 4. What a good joker gets to fall be­hind around univer­sity and high school (6) 9. Does tat­toos dam­ag­ing skin (4) 10. The source of sodium in part of France (10) 11. Some raver gets some grass on the side (5) 12. Trol­ley re­turned bro­ken, end of han­dle miss­ing, left in­side (8) 13. Por­trayed mis­lead­ingly as ra­pa­cious (9) 15. Wear­ing an out­fit some 150 years af­ter the first Christ­mas (4) 16. Fool brings can­vas cover back shortly (4) 17. A cou­ple set­ting the mo­ment for do­ing what an adul­terer is do­ing (3-6) 21. A pros­the­sis that doesn’t look like the real thing? (5,3) 22. Af­ter a buzz I start to dream it’s close (5) 24. Tri­umphed, cap­tur­ing me later cook­ing a large fruit (10) 25. A non-U sort of word (4) 26. De­cap­i­tate fish for mak­ing a mis­take (6) 27. He acts strangely pro­duc­ing a lit­tle bag (6)

Clues down

1. Spoke at greater length than re­quired so killed with a car (3,4) 2. Eye­shade for guest who’s lost it (5) 3. Sa­ga­cious and per­spi­ca­cious, I ex­am­ine nickel tin open­ers: per­spi­ca­cious in­deed! (7) 5. A place to meet in the road (6) 6. Gar­lands rep­re­sented mil­lions for the big win­ner’s achieve­ment (5,4) 7. Come later to win (7) 8. Where lumps of clay are turned into Harry’s car? (7,6) 14. Medic with a bad an­swer ap­proaches (5,4) 16. Make up tales to beat (7) 18. Hang out in­cor­rectly with ex­pert on the marae (7) 19. Bound to change to be sure (2,5) 20. Dou­ble­crosser mon­strously de­liv­ers a moral­is­tic re­buke (6) 23. One must leave the Bavar­ian cap­i­tal for a bite (5)

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