CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Citizen (KZN) - - FUN & GAMES -

Across

1. PM’s poem in­cluded free in Times, oddly (4,8) 8. Judge for­gets clubs? Send for more (7) 9. Bor­der stitch that is un­usual at first (7) 11. Grad­u­ally, au­thor sets type, in­cor­po­rat­ing lead (4,2,4) 12. Stylish crim­i­nal held in cus­tody ini­tially (4) 14. In re­lief, English CEO dives into sea (8) 16. Very bad tenor man­aged to main­tain tempo (6) 17. Prov­ince lost, scor­ing no goals (3) 19. Con­sent to back eastern record com­pany (6) 21. Busi­ness­man talk­ing to PA per­haps, de­mand­ing ruler? (8) 24. Some paid less, be­ing out of work (4) 25. Very large air­plane sadly lacks cur­rent en­ergy source (5,5) 27. Is he too self­ish, say, to sit else­where? (7) 28. Blue berets are keep­ing Wash­ing­ton in the dark (7) 29. Where pick-up fin­ishes, un­of­fi­cially? (3,3,6)

Down

1. Priest fin­ished book ‘Hon­esty is the Best Pol­icy’, say (7) 2. Back is join­ing gut­ted Derby team to­gether (4,2,4) 3. Orig­i­nal com­mu­nist staff said to be good shots (8) 4. Mu­si­cian turns back to col­lect pianos (6) 5. Re­pair hole in un­fin­ished dam (4) 6. La­bel Euro­pean ar­ti­cle found in hole (7) 7. Ques­tion an­gry for­mer African 21 in river (5-7) 10. Not be­ing reg­u­lated, en­gi­neer couldn’t en­rol (12) 13. In­stru­ment in part ex­change for older model (10) 15. Vis­ited is­land in two days (3) 18. Tie loose ends around bro­ken gui­tar (8) 20. Scrap cut green leaves (4,3) 22. Part-time sol­diers pos­si­bly drank from this (7) 23. Calm those ri­ot­ing about noth­ing (6) 26. Han­dle trainee dur­ing strike (4)

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