BRAIN-TEASERS

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THE HARD WAY ACROSS

1 A calling down of evil (11) 9 Sea­man’s call (4) 10 Was dressed in (4) 11 Satirise un­fairly (5) 13 It gives a lift (5) 14 Ger­man river (3) 15 Tea (3) 17 Re­quest (3) 18 Make a gri­mace (3) 19 Slight ad­mix­ture (4) 22 State of the US (4) 25 Lizard-like rep­tile (NZ) (7) 26 Habi­ta­tion of wild an­i­mals (4) 28 Dis­gorge (4) 30 Ev­i­dence sup­port­ing a claim (5) 32 High­landers (5) 33 At­ten­dant (init) (3) 34 Ser­pent (3) 35 Lig­a­ture (3) 36 In­dian form of ad­dress (5) 37 Prickly shrub (5)

DOWN

1 Vir­ile (4) 2 Non-vi­o­lence (Sans) (6) 3 Ten­nis shots (4) 4 Cen­tral spot (3) 5 Small num­ber (3) 6 Scot­tish is­land (4) 7 In­dian state (6) 8 Plug of ig­neous rock in a vol­canic vent (4) 12 Maths ab­bre­vi­a­tion (3) 13 Best mar­ble (3) 16 Cry (4) 19 Formed by river mouths (6) 20 Pain in the side (6) 21 Fling with vi­o­lence 6) 22 Con­stel­la­tion (4) 23 Brazil­ian rab­bit (6) 24 Rope (6) 27 Opera (4) 29 Lamb’s pseu­do­nym (4) 31 Flow back (3) 32 Chat­ter (coll) (3)

THE EASY WAY ACROSS

1 Back in­jury (2 words) (7,4) 9 Mis­lay (4) 10 Em­ployer (4) 11 Vi­tal­ity (coll) (5) 13 Good­bye (Fr) (5) 14 Sibi­lant let­ter (3) 15 Ev­ery­body (3) 17 Half a dozen (3) 18 Clean­ing im­ple­ment (3) 19 Girl’s name (4) 22 Starchy ce­real (4) 25 In­sis­tent (7) 26 Op­er­atic melody (4) 28 Globes (4) 30 Mild and pleas­ant (5) 32 Lived (5) 33 False state­ment (3) 34 Ma­ture (3) 35 Pros­e­cute (3) 36 Be­come even­tu­ally (2 words) (3,2) 37 Join in (5)

DOWN

1 Black­thorn (4) 2 Slacken (6) 3 Dis­tinc­tive doc­trines (4) 4 Per­sonal eq­uity plan (inits) (3) 5 Fail­ure (3) 6 Egyp­tian god­dess (4) 7 Inas­much as (6) 8 De­ci­sive point (4) 12 Bad ac­tor (3) 13 High moun­tain (3) 16 Weav­ing ma­chine (4) 19 Fer­tile (6) 20 Fas­tened (6) 21 Dutch cheese (4) 22 Ice crys­tals (4) 23 Still (2,4) 24 Shell­fish (6) 27 Shower (4) 29 Colour of the sky (4) 31 Sharp bark (3) 32 River in Scot­land (3)

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