CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - PUZZLES, CARTOONS & COLUMNIST GWEN SUDOKUGAME -

ACROSS

1 Sec­ond drink that’s strong al­ways pro­duces a beastly com­plaint (5,5) 9 Spots wood east of river (4) 10 Mis­trial – it could lead to one be­ing ag­gres­sive (10) 11 Plant left be­hind rag (6) 12 Love hav­ing ar­gu­ment about e.g. Ti­tanic (7) 15 Sup­ports units for brief pe­ri­ods (7) 16 Ve­hi­cle parked out­side gym used for game (5) 17 Bills for pills (4) 18 Stage of­fer­ing a come­back for favourites (4) 19 Pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer with script for con­certs (5) 21 Re­in­state pause from work be­fore men strike fi­nally (7) 22 Day came for re­form­ing ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion (7) 24 Man­aged thus to get mil­lions as price to be paid (6) 27 Trou­ble-maker joins fliers, with time to cre­ate dam­age (10) 28 Sal­va­tion­ists, quiet band (4) 29 Look at nicer suits in a new style

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DOWN

2 Fancy woman’s first to get that fel­low (4) 3 More than one un­wanted sound is con­veyed in re­fusals (6) 4 Dis­traught fe­male rushed with twitchy mo­tion (7) 5 Con­ceited and ter­ri­ble ruler, one be­ing put down (4) 6 Bad per­son starts row, be­com­ing more bad-tem­pered (7) 7 I’m on es­tate, newly built ac­com­mo­da­tion (10) 8 Sys­tem of be­lief nas­tily put as ‘popish’ and ‘holy’ (10) 12 In the bor­ders of Wales cater­ers sup­ply salad in­gre­di­ent (10) 13 Un­sta­ble sen­sor gets bro­ken in­side – if lack­ing this? (10) 14 Min­is­ter has fa­cil­ity for writ­ing rule de­void of con­tent (5) 15 Males bat­tling in this US lo­ca­tion? (5) 19 As­sump­tion made by jour­nal­ists about ma­jor high­way (7) 20 Name of Ger­man es­tab­lish­ing school and univer­sity out­side Ger­many (7) 23 Funny old fel­lows fea­tured in an­cient mon­u­ment (6) 25 His purring brings such en­cour­age­ment (4) 26 More than one lit­tle worker raves, los­ing head (4)

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