CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Waikato Times - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. A hitch against time, as the French say (11)

9. Refuse a stew of a sort (5)

10. Can’t be sat­is­fied with it in a blasé way (10)

11. Aw­ful fear of be­ing right among the departed (5)

12. Work­ing hard, starts scrub­bing wash­ing (7)

14. It’s the left that is not true (3)

15. Ro­dents back­ing the sun, for one (4)

16. Work up pre­vi­ous part­ner and name co-re­spon­dent (6)

17. Bro­ken bust may hurt one’s toe (4)

21. Mush­rooms that show a re­turn for spec­u­la­tion (4)

22. Cap­i­tal crime of race­horse suf­fer­ing a set­back (6)

23. He en­ter­tains the army (4)

26. Is a mon­key of a sort (3)

27. Also it’s be­fore it’s played at a slow and steady pace (7)

29. Spy is a gen­tle­man, in short (5)

30. Thirst Cain had, in­spired by Chris­tian op­po­nent (10)

31. Sym­bol that’s re­spected one will carry to Maiden­head (5)

32. Like North and South in a shared state (11)

DOWN

2. Ob­trud­ing win­dow made of gold that is left (5)

3. True to life relic: it’s a med­ley (9)

4. Nights of dif­fer­ent ob­jects (6)

5. Free­dom to move it in my boil per­haps (8)

6. Scan­di­na­vian weeds get blown about (5)

7. Agree­ment, as it was put in the mail (6)

8. Armed po­lice force agree: min­der is put out (11)

12. Street he was wan­der­ing as they were in love (11)

13. Over­head fea­ture in a par­tic­u­lar church (4)

18. He mis­man­ages the ru­ble, nerd that he can be (9)

19. Sort of group, less than a chip off the block? (8)

20. It’s noth­ing to the row a god made (4)

24. Gets wind of sound sense (6) 25. A French boy-waiter (6)

26. Char­ac­ter to put foot down, hard (5)

28. An or­ches­tral all-to­gether from the pit tutu showed up (5)

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