THE TIMES CROSSWORD

The Times (South Africa) - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1 Cou­ple keep­ing place for singer or com­poser (6)

4 Head in Sor­bonne who’s hard to beat (8)

10 Na­tional an­gle eclipses lo­cal (7)

11 Re­called ev­ery sec­ond of aubade Cloi­son by French poet (7)

12 Ni­tro­gen gas pock­ets caus­ing sud­den drag (4)

13 Red books to send up, worn at the edges (10)

15 Those pressed to put on caps need­ing ex­pla­na­tions on dress (5,4)

16 Round on in­ves­ti­ga­tion that’s short of speak­ers? (5)

18 Book on Hi­malayan moun­tain re­turned — one of a leather-bound set? (5)

19 Dwelling on meal hav­ing con­sumed a great starter (6,3)

21 Novel bar: one with swings (3,7)

23 Mae­stro at­tend­ing So­ci­ety do (4)

26 Arena utilised for trap­ping mol­luscs (7)

27 For in­cen­tive, this set­ter’s pre­ferred the Times? (7)

28 Mus­cle torn fool­ing with sex close to bed­time (8)

29A Catholic, de­vout, sac­ri­fic­ing love in play (6)

DOWN

1 In­stant judg­ment at first ques­tion­able (5)

2 Hum notes pro­duced by this pair? (3,3,3)

3 Credit given to this de­ity for rais­ing Suez, say (4)

5 Ace con­spir­a­tor’s run up tree (7)

6 Sen­si­tive area that part of the year is un­der mil­i­tary com­mand (5,5)

7 Old peo­ple’s home com­ing up af­ter a cer­tain dis­tance (5)

8 Put up with con­duct so fa­mil­iar? (9)

9 Rush to fill ward (6)

14 What can come of fast prepa­ra­tion of a verse is not art (10)

15 Ve­hi­cle turned up bear­ing body (9)

17 One turns down light sauces, salt and ch­est­nut (3,6)

19 Oil gent ap­plied spe­cially for skin con­di­tion (7)

20 More work lead­ing one to break ac­tu­ally in the mid­dle (6)

22 Flare is not spot­ted ris­ing over bow of trawler (5)

24 Go with party’s right wing, like Peel? (5)

25 Short road or drive (4)

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