SUPERQUICK CROSS­WORD 879

Cape Times - - METRO -

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ACROSS

1 Show the job one used to hold (10)

6 Kick one gets at be­ing right on tar­get? (4) 10 As a chap is by a strik­ing girl? (7)

11 Un­ties one: a bloomer (7)

12 Pen the note, per­haps, that goes in­side (9) 13 See what came loose and got caught in­side (5)

14 The nut-crack­ing, by the way, is a trick (5) 15 Kitchen equip­ment for the den­tist? (9) 17 Two ne­ces­si­ties for the pic­nic in the meadow (9)

20 Catches the fish and one hangs on to them (5)

21 Silly woman that is im­pris­oned (5)

23 The rope’s hav­ing got tan­gled into knots is bet­ter not men­tioned (4,5)

25 I shoot back to Cal­i­for­nia and it’s in the news (7)

26 Leave it to the boy with the hat (7) 27 Works as a char for and is good enough (4) 28 About state aid go­ing up for a young per­son (10)

DOWN

SUPERQUICK 879,

1 Hav­ing seen hurtling round the bend, fol­low (5)

2 Tried to win, hav­ing handed over the fine money (4,5)

3 Doesn’t like scraps, as the bird does (4,2,3,5)

4 Not stand­ing con­vinced cleric (7)

5 Ec­cen­tric when not on pa­trol (7)

7 Hav­ing since joined a group: a good thing (5)

8 Do they look af­ter kids that don’t have nan­nies? (9)

9 Watch an ac­tion film “Leave Things To Fate”? (3,4,7)

14 Re­spect­fully sug­gested it had been given to (9)

16 Didn’t leave the kids be­hind, one con­tended (4,5)

18 Rooked? (7)

19 Read­ing about a cer­tain up­stand­ing ally (7) 22 A fruit drink the pages brought in (5) 24 What I be­lieve is the way into the mar­quee (5) it be­to­kens the

SO­LU­TIONS TO 878: Across: 1 Madri­gal; 5 Cherub; 10 You Never Can Tell; 11 Ec­stasy; 12 Upriser; 13 List­less; 15 Ditto; 18 Wakes; 20 Un­der­act; 23 Erasers; 25 Call­ing; 26 Press for pay­ment; 27 Ab­sent; 28 Tsarists.

Down: 1 May­hem; 2 Drum-stick; 3 In­ex­act; 4 Apery; 6 Hun­dred; 7 Reeks; 8 Ball­room; 9 Ac­cursed; 14 Emul­sion; 16 Tack­i­ness; 17 Sweet pea; 19 Step-son; 21 Re­layer; 22 Agates; 24 Ar­eas; 25 Capes.

SUPERQUICK 878

Win­ners: Neil Hanekom (R100), AJ Nunes (R50), S Mor­ris (R50), R Naisby (R50)

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