cryptic crossword

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Puzzles, Cartoons & Gwen -

ACROSS

1 Author­ity makes you cross, reg­u­larly sick in­side (6)

5 One girl car­ry­ing an­other across river in small coun­try (8)

9 El­e­ment hav­ing game in shop re­peat­edly trou­ble­some (10)

10 Sup­port player play­ing af­ter break from game? (4)

11 Provider of weaponry in a group of jolly types ac­com­pa­ny­ing our monarch (8) 12 Re­ally en­joy school sub­ject? Latin ini­tially is hard! (6)

13 Too crit­i­cal, some­times putting many char­ac­ters off (4)

15 Fel­low who sang funny songs some­where in Bel­gium (8)

18 Be twitch­ing with ev­ery­one join­ing in, as be­fits some danc­ing (8)

19 Army of­fi­cer pre­ced­ing English king noted for mer­ri­ment (4)

21 Fear a bishop, sadly lack­ing first sign of saint­li­ness (6)

23 A tar­get’s hit in sport­ing events (8) 25 Sport­ingly de­liver sport­ing trophy? (4) 26 Ex­cur­sion by lake has Heather gib­ber­ing (10)

27 Timely mes­sage about body­guard (8) 28 No re­turn for one? (6)

DOWN

2 Guide em­ployer around hos­pi­tal (5) 3 Ac­tor so out of sorts, end­lessly un­well – medicine needed (6,3)

4 Call on old lover, an­i­mated about end of affair (6)

5 A rarer critic trou­bled about RAF pro­vi­sion for planes (8-7)

6 Ta­pes­try hung up­side down in ama­teur op­er­a­tion – chaos! (8) 7 Stag­ger­ing move­ment to cap­ture Bri­tish revo­lu­tion­ary (5)

8 Up a sort of tree, cat learns to jump (9) 14 See son in do­mes­tic party be­ing hor­ri­ble (9)

16 Learner in ridicu­lously hot dance that re­quires much ath­leti­cism (9) 17 Some­where near Fleet Street, editor is left be­hind (8)

20 A grassy area cut – first re­quire­ment for Satur­day matches (6)

22 Time to tuck into is­land dish (5)

24 Cast aside year­book, hav­ing ig­nored the se­cond ar­ti­cle (5)

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