CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Taranaki Daily News - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. Space be­tween cor­bels turned by him into cloaca (13)

9. Dam­age may be mer­ited – not with­out heart, though (9)

10. How to bury one in moun­tain ter­ri­tory (5)

11. May be prone to false­hood (5)

12. Talk of what to write to CID ain’t wrong (9)

13. It is at­trac­tive as net put out with 3 (8)

15. Vul­gar, sen­ti­men­tal and thick, So­ci­ety can be (6)

18. One is mad to be off one’s curved sup­port (6)

20. It brings about a sound re­duc­tion (8)

23. In In­dia a mes­sen­ger has Capris to turn around (9)

24. Fran­cis brought home by one suc­cess­fully ac­com­plish­ing task (5)

25. The dull­ness of nim­bus (5)

26. Bois­ter­ous play as op­posed to low, de­cep­tive turns (4,5)

27. Purse and a tune that can be pen­sioned off (13)

DOWN

1. In which the malleus is re­spon­si­ble for idle dream (6,3)

2. Oth­er­wise nip plant favoured by the Si­amese (7)

3. Chill­ing the sugar coat­ing (5)

4. With six de­liv­er­ies com­pleted it’s OTT (8)

5. Start fight­ing the on­set of dis­ease (6)

6. Likely to copy one Tim wrote up: Evita, per­haps (9)

7. Twins, it turns out, may be block­heads (7)

8. There’s an el­e­ment of right in a bless­ing (5)

14. Solved the mys­tery of how bad weather turned fine (7,2)

16. Unsen­ti­men­tal son had red lean­ings (9)

17. Res­i­dent when work­ing, there’s means of sub­sis­tence at home (6-2)

19. Goat­like an­te­lope has end­lessly comic po­ten­tial (7)

21. Shy ob­ject one can get but­ter and milk from (7)

22. There’s a dif­fer­ent ver­sion of this Book (6)

23. Palm tree given a hot drink (5)

24. Job one may have mak­ing ura­nium trin­ket (5) YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION: Across 1. Su­per­im­pose 8. Light­ens 9. Over

10. An­gry 13. Epic 16. Away 17. Fall 18. Hums 20. Ledge 24. Note

25. Strainer 26. Pen­e­trat­ing

Down 2. Urge 3. Eaten 4. In­ner 5. Ozone 6. Slot ma­chine 7. Brick­lay­ers

11. Grail 12. Yield 14. Peat 15. Warm 19. Stern 21. En­ter 22. Graft 23. Anon

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