Otago Daily Times : 2020-11-21

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DIVERSIONS 25 Otago Daily Times Saturday, November 21, 2020 @ TEAM ROBINSON’S LISTINGS Licensed REAA 2008 7 DICK STREET, SOUTH DUNEDIN Shane 021 953 676 or Julie 021 453 676 View on www.teamrobins­on.co.nz Simon Shuker’s Code-Cracker Cryptic crossword Sudoku 21/11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ACROSS 1. 6. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21. 23. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. DOWN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 13. 14. 15. 19. 20. 22. 24. 25. Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9 Charming prisoner endlessly eating head off (11) One backed away from the platform, which is deplorable (3) To sus endlessly out how it ejects one (5) Are pinned so that the dress stands out from the hips (9) Make dirty mould in which plants will grow (4) Has to have Eden’s replacemen­t (5) Where it stands, no one will back the entire horse (8) Packed close, the riders turn around final fence (7) It is right to eke out the smell of smoke (4) Piece of news involving two in a relationsh­ip (4) Swing from end to end alphabetic­ally, Peter may (7) So industriou­s, one tingled in the making of it (8) Stone ground flour suitable for making it? (5) Exposure of a piece of stain (4) Nothing to pay for manner of swimming (9) Whips the top off the trophy (5) Show a film of the chicken enclosure (3) Changed over ferrets, and got them about right (11) 8 9 10 11 7 3 5 3 9 9 4 2 6 8 1 12 13 14 4 1 6 4 15 6 8 5 4 7 16 17 18 19 20 3 6 7 9 8 5 7 1 9 6 5 6 4 8 21 22 23 24 26 25 27 28 1 2 7 9 4 8 Hit one over the head and race for China (5,5) Old American flier one could see grasp opening (9-6) Keeps making point about its sins (7) Health deriving from bread, 5 (5) Is closely questioned as to what 4 was (7) She can bear it if it’s somebody else’s offspring (9,6) Two parties no longer with us (4) A sly person to be on one’s unaccompan­ied state (3) If it’s safe, RUC will come out on top (7) Meal – tin, perhaps: it’s still food (7) Is concentrat­ed in endless comedy by the newspapers (10) Gemini giving extraterre­strial a jumper and cardigan (7) Bind somebody to one who leaves nitrogen about (7) A fibre many long to hold (5) Because it’s colloquial, the lettuce is long (3) It is seen from a distance in the leaf arrangemen­t (4) 29 30 EASY 9 1 1 2 6 2 7 8 3 5 4 Previous solution Across: 1. Bannock 5. Reduced 9. Notorious 10. Songs 11. Envisage 12. Repose 14. Despaired 16. Abets 17. Frost 19. Editorial 21. Extend 22. Estrange 26. Erica 27. Labyrinth 28. Theatre 29. Enlists. 1. Binge 2. Natives 3. Ogres 4. Knot garden 5. Rose 6. Desperado 7. Console 8. Dispersal 13. Admissible 14. Different 15. Attendant 18. Outside 20. Innings 23. Rural 24. Ethos 25. Blue. 8 3 5 9 1 Down: 7 12 4 4 5 5 3 2 7 Quick crossword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 CODE-CRACKER only Vol 17 $12 ACROSS 1. 5. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 16. 19. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. DOWN 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 13. 14. 15. 17. 18. 20. MEDIUM Tax (6) Legendary (6) Meeting plan (6) Conclusion (6) Border (4) Alters (8) Depress (6) Drooped (6) Generosity (8) Solemn promise (4) Takes (6) Lightly coloured (6) Idle gossip (6) Drive away (6) Branch of mathematic­s (7) Caught fire (7) Shards (9) Defence presented in court (5) Renting (7) Clothed (7) Dismembere­d (9) Financiall­y sound (7) Sleeping (7) Reasons (7) Drastic (7) Glorify (5) 9 10 AVAILABLE FROM ALLIED PRESS FRONT OFFICE LOWER STUART STREET, DUNEDIN + $5 postage per book 6 97 5 8 3 2 8 11 12 13 WordBuilde­r Writing space 7 6 S E R H O 14 15 16 17 18 7 9 2 6 4 19 20 21 2 7 5 9 1 How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There’s at least one five-letter word. Good Very Good Excellent 22 23 Previous solution Across: 1. Aura 3. Lynchpin 9. Recants 10. Noise 11. Supernatur­al 14. Opt 16. Aloft 17. Eye 18. Police states 21. Among 22. Odorous 23. Badly-off 24. Thus. 1. Abrasion 2. Recap 4. Yes 5. Consultati­on 6. Primate 7. Need 8. Increasing­ly 12. Arose 13. Persists 15. Twofold 19. Tooth 20. Daub 22. Oaf. 5 3 1 5 4 Previous solution: amp, apt, arm, art, map, mar, mart, mat, par, part, pat, pram, prat, ram, ramp, rap, rapt, rat, tam, tamp, tap, tar, tarp, tram, tramp, trap 24 25 1 7 4 10 15 20 Down: HARD 5x5 WordWheel Cryptic 2 Jumbo crossword Insert the missing letters to make ten words — five across the grid and five down. More than one solution may be possible. 1 2 3 4 5 6 962 S A U ? A E S S ACROSS 1 4 9 14 15 7 8 Helicopter blade (5) Marooned (8) Marzipan flavour (6) Water channel (5) Prevaricat­e, avoid a direct answer (4,5,3,4) Adjust (5) Assistance (3) Book collection (7) Compulsory by law (9) Fragmented puzzle (6) Large ape (5-4) Distress call (6) Ruler (6) Village (10) Peppery (3) Nonsense (6) Heroic tale (4) Garden tool (3) Opera solo (4) Lasting power (9) Remiss (9) Automaton (5) Mimic (8) Naturally creative (8) Give the slip (5) Ran away (9) Theatre production (5,4) List of names (4) Equipment (3) Regular (4) Tacky (6) Tree (3) Owner (10) Wartime engagement (6) Quell (6) Domineerin­g, commanding (9) Elixir (6) Gut (9) Unlucky accidents (7) Falsehood (3) Chilly (5) “When all _ _ _ _ _ _, A host of golden daffodils” (2,4,1,3,1,5) (Wordsworth) 9 B E B R O L O E 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 29 31 32 33 35 37 39 40 41 42 47 51 55 56 S I 16 17 15 S E Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or anticlockw­ise. 18 19 20 Previous solution Previous solution: ENTIRELY CARAT ABASH MOTTO PRIES STORE 22 21 23 24 25 Yesterday’s Jiggered SLAPDASH R BREW O O M F A I R H AVERSION C ISLE E T T K ORE A T P L E AD H O T S I G S E V E N T E EN KNE E R D O O E HE I D I WHERE US E A N T S M S A VI NG S D WE AN R R R H O E H L A N L OG O A A L THESE O FORAYS I S S I P S F H OFT S C LOSELY 26 Previous sudoku ACROSS 1. 7. 8. 10. 11. 15. 16. 18. 20. 23. 25. 26. DOWN 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 12. 13. 14. 17. 19. 21. 22. 24. Were they top of the class for loafing? (5,5) Turned over uncooked blubber gets an encouragem­ent call (3,3) Sixpence for the leather worker (6) Displease the king’s relation we hear (4) No 8 twice for a win and place? (4,3) Unpleased, pans out to evade (5) Fast on water? (5) Almost night reportedly (7) A piece of chemical silicate (4) Dirty – like larvae? (6) Evil sort of candle? (6) He charges a handsome price by the sound of it (4,6) 6 5 4 2 8 1 3 7 9 9 7 8 6 4 3 2 1 5 3 2 1 9 7 5 4 8 6 8 1 2 4 5 6 7 9 3 7 6 5 3 9 2 8 4 1 4 3 9 7 1 8 5 6 2 1 8 3 5 6 7 9 2 4 297134658 546829137 EASY 58 59 60 61 62 63 66 267394851 418675923 359821746 593412687 684 7 5 3 1 9 2 721 9 8 6 4 3 5 8 7 2 5 6 9 3 1 4 935 1 4 7 2 6 8 146 2 3 8 5 7 9 Previous WordFit TAPER BATCH RECUR ADAGE ARRAY EMOTE B IGOT SK I VE AUNTS LEE AGE SONAR GEE EUREKA FERA L SORT NEGLECT PAP CLAD LUTE R I NKS HEM DEAD DURAT ION EPIGRAM SUBZERO AEGROTAT DIGS CAW TROOP OMEN L ENS ASH L ENGTHY BOAT ENEMY WEEDED LOG INURE POD ODE AMINO DANDY GOUGE SPLIT ENTER EASED THETA STONE DRESS The neighbouri­ng area of Kuala Lumpur. Lie under the palm trees (7) A bit of a fearless nobleman … (4) … and the girl from the saunas (3) ... travel on Island transport (5) She is sharp and short (4) He is reportedly from the local borough (6) Gives you the impression it’s real (7) He’s not one of the Spice Girls … (4) ... which is just dandy (4) I could see myself on this (2,4) No rash for parish clerk – just a small puncture wound (7) In a position you should not be in (5) Pretty revolting fruit we hear (4) It no longer takes records (4) Wooden container for spar (3) 64 65 66 68 70 71 72 74 76 78 79 Subdue by force (9) Flagrant (7) Stabilisin­g weight (7) Amusement park (7) Daybreak (7) Barrel maker (6) Foot lever (5) Era (5) Severe (5) Watched (4) Bathroom powder (4) 38 42 43 44 45 46 48 Lip (3) Very angry (5) Check over (7) Sailor’s shout (4) Quirk (6) Hoarse (5) Famous leaning constructi­on (5,2,4) Dreamlike (7) Poorly (3) School (7) Tea set (anag)(6) Of maths (12) Retain (4) Horse’s feet (6) 13 Smooth-textured cheese (7) Actor’s assistant (7) Loss of a close friend through death (11) Concurred (6) Forbearing (7) Pariah (7) Parent (6) Local tongue (7) Account book (6) Sour-tasting (4) Horse race (5) Caper (5) Flightless bird (4) 82 83 84 85 DOWN 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Vertical passageway (5) Road leveller (6) Share fifty-fifty (4,4) Sea’s edge (5) 14 16 67 69 MEDIUM 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 32 34 36 Dutiful behaviour (9) Exterior (5) Factual (4) Draw in (7) German porcelain (7,5) Lack of faith (5) Smoker’s accessory (7) Honey wine (4) Nincompoop (6) Drinking tube (5) 4 9 1 8 5 7 2 6 2 3 7 6 4 9 1 8 6 5 8 2 1 3 7 4 1 4 5 9 3 2 6 7 3 6 9 7 8 4 5 2 8 7 2 5 6 1 9 3 7 1 6 4 9 8 3 5 9 2 4 3 7 5 8 1 5 8 3 1 2 6 4 9 3 5 9 8 1 4 2 6 7 72 73 75 77 80 81 49 50 51 52 53 54 57 All puzzles © The Puzzle Company www.thepuzzlec­ompany.co.nz HARD