DOU­BLE CROSS­WORD

Cape Argus - - LIFE -

CRYP­TIC ACROSS

1 Of­fer­ing to get lighter for an­other ex­change of in­sults (8,5) 9 Half your luck, good man de­vel­oped flu when randy (7) 10 Brown open­ing to In­dian cook­ery (7) 11 Sec­ond onion in pho­tog­ra­pher’s light (5,4) 12 Erect build­ing on Greek is­land (5) 13 Ex­tremely deadly guy flipped over­head live wire (6) 14 Rather handy to have square shoul­ders! (2,6) 17 Turn up his nose at two bears (4,4) 19 Please don’t dis­turb? Please do dis­turb! (6) 22 Awk­ward tones of the early stages (5) 24 Fresh­ens up three­wheeler dur­ing bomb­ing raid (3,6) 26 Sil­ver ring on the rocks (7) 27 If an act is rev­o­lu­tion­ary, it’s rad­i­cal (7) 28 Brush off the panel and win, at all events (5,3,5)

DOWN

1 Main­tain and lift Amer­i­can dis­grace (7) 2 Rot­ten hemp at fault but no longer rel­e­vant (3,3,3) 3 Pow­der mon­key’s first to fol­low a cult’s or­der (6) 4 Jour­nal num­ber to be made ac­cept­able (8) 5 Men­tal dis­or­der is the main dis­or­der found by head of clinic (5) 6 Novel au­thor with the earth-first move­ment? (7) 7 Flog a sort of shower and a sort of bath (9) 8 Un­cle Fes­ter grasped the sym­bol­ism of mu­sic (4) 13 Duck al­most butchered by for­eign of­fi­cials (9) 15 An­cient Ibe­ria steeped us in Ital­ian cul­ture (9) 16 Ex­press sur­prise that eggs took crew mem­ber one hour (3,3,2) 18 See old boy wait on ta­bles (7) 20 Given out be­fore fi­nally caught by base­baller? (7) 21 Ready to use ir­ra­tional fear when in the lead (6) 23 To start be­hind and win the trick (5) 25 Fix in the mind, and the rest flash back (4)

QUICK ACROSS

1 Sarah Fer­gu­son’s ti­tle (7,2,4) 9 Con­ceal, keep out of sight (7) 10 Liquorice flavour­ing (7) 11 Gov­erned by bish­ops (9) 12 Rain­for­est vine (5) 13 Trop­i­cal fruit grow­ing in hands (6) 14 Flat­ter­ing talk (4-4) 17 Come close (8) 19 Leave high and dry (6) 22 Se­cluded cor­ners (5) 24 Dry up (9) 26 Put aside, dor­mant (7) 27 Ja­panese art of pa­per fold­ing (7) 28 112 pounds (13)

DOWN

1 Style of speak­ing (7) 2 Grad­ual in­crease in vol­ume (9) 3 Not sub­ject to tax­a­tion (6) 4 Male horse (8) 5 Or­na­men­tal edg­ing (5) 6 Herb (7) 7 Ab­ducted for ran­som (9) 8 Small is­land (4) 13 Forcibly in­doc­tri­nate (9) 15 Mak­ing per­ma­nent de­signs on the skin (9) 16 Con­ven­tional, com­monly ap­proved (8) 18 Es­sen­tial nu­tri­ent, plen­ti­ful in meat (7) 20 De­ter­mined, un­yield­ing (7) 21 Coax (6) 23 Step (5) 25 Wicked (4)

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