CRYP­TIC

Whangarei Report - - WHAT’S ON -

ACROSS

1.Not ca­su­ally bought, as a ruler is (4,2,7). 8. Minced meats for cook (5). 9. Looks for the key and opens it up (7). 10. It’s just some­thing to do! (6). 11. An up­right, sport­ing at­ti­tude (6). 12. Yet not sparkling (5). 14. Sup­ports the post­pone­ments (5). 18. A big noise at Wim­ble­don (6). 20. Squirm at the doc­u­ment he pro­duces (6). 23. And in­deed, they also serve! (7). 24. Say the head’s come off the golf­club (5). 25. Con­ser­va­tive all one’s life? (5,2,3,3).

DOWN

1. De­posit the egg in the wrong nest and lose it? (6). 2. Harped on the fact that one had a home (5). 3. Id­iot of a cat? (7). 4. Dopes the drink­ing-ves­sels (4). 5. Stop at sea (5). 6. Lack­ing in shrewd­ness, which is wierd (7). 7. An ori­en­tal flower as­so­ci­ated with spring (6). 13. Giv­ing the right sign! (7). 15. Hav­ing com­pleted the bor­ing job? (7). 16. He makes out the cheque and puts up the prize (6). 17. Fed some corn into it but wasn’t op­ti­mistic (6). 19. It will take place in the seven­ties (5). 21. Does a boxer make a name for him­self by win­ning it? (5). 22. So turn and half look for a name on the map (4).

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