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The Southland Times - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. The play­ers in at­tack go straight ahead (8)

7. The search for pro­por­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion and hon­our (5)

8. Will Jersey be on its knees to this flower? (7)

9. Con­cen­trated on play­ing ten­nis at end of June (7)

10. A par­rot taken right out of a truck (4)

12. Let­ters may be writ­ten out sup­port­ing the board (7)

14. An old street urchin look­ing for trea­sure in the bed (7)

17. As Fate would have it, it’s quite an achieve­ment (4)

18. How ele­phant will sound like a bit of a daf­fodil (7)

21. It is hard work, to track game around Vir­ginia (7)

22. Pull to­gether a se­ries of strokes in ten­nis (5)

23. Made sick, if de­cent, ar­range­ment (8)

DOWN

1. It is eas­ily said if lace gets torn (6)

2. Recom­pensed for the way it drew a Red out of it (8)

3. Is sickly, is un­suc­cess­ful, is de­cap­i­tated (4)

4. Show how it is PC to edit thus (6)

5. Soft feath­ers cost less now (4)

6. Ven­er­ate the Right al­ways, at start of elec­tion (6)

7. One re­ceiv­ing treat­ment is not eas­ily pro­voked (7) 17/9

11. Is chary about giv­ing work up for a bed in In­dia (7)

13. Will­ing to put up with small child about to learn other­wise (8)

14. Am up to true form, be­ing fully de­vel­oped (6)

15. In Kent it might ap­pear as a small an­i­mal (6)

16. Is called to have one’s hair dressed (6)

19. Guy, about fifty, may be un­pleas­ant-look­ing (4)

20. Shave off two, one is told (4) SATUR­DAY’S SO­LU­TION

Across: 1. Comical 6. Ci­gar 9. Au­dio 10. Min­i­mum 11. Meaty

12. Is­lam 13. Leghorn 15. Un­seen 16. Witch 18. Purse

20. Tu­dor 21. Dolly 22. Re­gale 25. Topi­ary 26. Hello 27. Bated

28. Sirocco 29. Amati 30. Tarry 31. Su­tures

Down: 1. Cameleop­ard 2. Me­nage 3. Com­mon­wealth Day

4. Lam­i­nated 5. Idols 6. Com­mu­nity spirit 7. Goatherd 8. Ray

14. An­drog­y­nous 17. Hal­i­to­sis 19. Reg­is­ter 23. Dancer

24. Clear 27. Bat

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