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Waikato Times - - Puzzles -

ACROSS 1. Um­pire poses awk­wardly to put one thing on top of an­other (11) 8. This glen could show what sky does at dawn (8) 9. Some­thing more to have re­cov­ered from (4) 10. In any sit­u­a­tion King Ge­orge could have been in a tem­per (5) 13. Large-scale let­ter for math­e­mat­i­cal ra­tio in City dis­trict (4) 16. Forth­with it’s not at home (4) 17. Be­come en­am­oured of third sea­son in Amer­ica (4) 18. Cre­ates a stink if one sings with­out the words (4) 20. Rocky ridge with lig­nite top on the brink (5) 24. Com­ment on what mu­si­cian has to play (4) 25. Tin’s rare in man­u­fac­ture of a sieve (8) 26. Writer treat­ing it wrong is nev­er­the­less get­ting through (11)

DOWN 2. Put for­ward ar­gu­ment our age tops off (4) 3. Van­quished, lead­er­less, like the vic­tims of can­ni­bal­ism (5) 4. This man is sat­is­fied with meal be­ing on tar­get (5) 5. Short weight unit for a layer of the at­mos­phere (5) 6. Dis­penser tak­ing one’s money in a me­chan­i­cal sort of way (4,7) 7. The cour­ses they pre­pare go to the wall, be­ing ined­i­ble (11) 11. A girl who was upset about the holy plat­ter (5) 12. Give in idly and con­fus­edly to egghead at the cen­tre (5) 14. Qui­etly dine off veg­etable mat­ter used in the gar­den (4) 15. Is en­thu­si­as­tic about get­ting so close (4) 19. To a mariner, what is be­hind him is un­re­lent­ing (5) 21. Go on stage from the wings and write it up (5) 22. Piece of cos­metic surgery may be hard work to some (5) 23. Im­me­di­ately a neg­a­tive is re­ceived from France (4)

YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION: Across 1. Cat­a­comb 4. Hoop 8. Nib 9. Boxer 10. Bun 11. Planted 12. Ac­tor 13. Wish­ing well 17. Wafer 18. Let­tuce 20. Tea 21. Nicer 22. Cut 23. Heel 24. De­clared Down 1. Canape 2. Tibia 3. Mixed 5. Or­bital 6. Penury 7. Tread wa­ter 9. Butcher­ing 14. In­flame 15. Switch 16. Seated 18. Lu­cre 19. Ul­cer

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