Cryp­tic Cross­word

People (South Africa) - - Puzzles -

Across

1. Oth­ers sit about merely spec­u­lat­ing (9) 8. A river has an old-wom­an­ish ef­fect on one (5) 9. Get­ting into a su­pe­rior group sounds dis­con­cert­ing to me! (9) 10. Cora’s all out to get that cov­eted award (5) 13. Such a bird can pile it up for you (7) 15. I get old look­ing for some­thing to wor­ship (4) 17 My son joins the Petty Of­fi­cer at the ta­ble (5) 19. I spot a way to pos­tu­late it (5) 20. It’s just ag­o­nis­ing for the all­male type (4) 21. What! Dis­turb lit­tle Roger? You an­i­mal! (4-3) 24. It’s made cor­rect by in­cor­po­rat­ing the right colourscheme (5) 27. There’s a lot to clear up in the East, es­pe­cially for the vot­ers (9) 28. Thanks for the air – it goes to my head! (5) 29. Do I have soul? Me? That’s so pleas­ing to the ear! (9)

Down

1. A politi­cian in a rut? There’s a win­ner for you! (5) 2. It’s so sup­port­ing to see it there in the class­room (5) 3. The en­ticer comes to tea but re­mains re­served (8) 4. Sounds out of con­trol! Well, it’s good for a yarn, any­way! (8,5) 5. Gas about noth­ing ex­cept food (4) 6 The last one in gets 100 for the bat­tery (4) 7. It’s ex­pen­sive, dar­ling! (4) 11. Alone with the cards (4) 12. There’s no bail for one lack­ing a bit of colour! (6) 1 4. The Easterner gets prime billing in this do­min­ion (6) 16. Peter goes to a do with a doc­tor, hav­ing shown prow­ess with a knife (8) 18. It’s too slow for this Nor­we­gian! (4) 22. Look, brother! It may be Marx­ist but there are strings at­tached! (5) 23. A leg’s bro­ken in the strong winds (5) 24. You do tend to find a way to show ex­ces­sive af­fec­tion! (4) 25. 100 Ro­mans lay down on the earth (4) 26. It’s more amus­ing to have a pa­per in­sert (4)

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