CRYP­TIC

Whangarei Report - - WHAT’S ON -

ACROSS

1. Turn­ing and ex­plod­ing (5,3). 6. He doesn’t rank high as a singer! (4). 8. Try a tot (4). 9. What you need when sick of work (4-4). 10. Steal in­side and make a through search (5). 11. It used to be a lady’s ring (6). 13. Con­ducted, too, around a part of Spain (6). 15. With­out them would the ser­vice be per­fect? (6). 17. Be in no hurry to get the street list (6). 19. Hair it gives you a thrill to touch? (5). 22. Grip­ping fea­ture of the un­der­wa­ter ad­ven­ture story? (8).

23. Pop right back and catch it (4). 24. A not very good de­scrip­tion of a beg­gar (4). 25. Left a space for a win­dow (8).

DOWN

2. It’s up to her to find an al­ter­na­tive (5). 3. Well-known for be­ing in­ef­fi­cient (7). 4. Whose has turned sour? (4). 5. The sharp-tongued Mrs.sal­mon? (8). 6. Deer county? (5).

7. Artist su­pe­rior to Con­sta­ble, we hear (7). 12. Pa­per the clot has on his head (8). 14. When the run­ners start be­ing ac­tive (2,3,2). 16. Free the an­i­mal from the trap? (7). 18. It swims-to get warmed up, ac­cord­ing to the cock­ney (5).

20. The first thing that baby fish do? (5). 21. Raise the back (4).

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