BRAINBUSTER

NO 744

YOU (South Africa) - - YOU PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Very quickly (2,3,5,2,2,3) 9 Phrase marked off by brack­ets (11) 15 Tuns (7) 16 Not per­ma­nent (9) 19 Sub­servient (7) 20 En­trance (6) 21 Busy (6) 22 Com­po­si­tions (6) 26 Light-coloured (4) 28 Skin ir­ri­ta­tion (4) 30 Puts the . . . on (brings to a halt) (6) 32 Key­board (5) 34 Not any­where (7) 35 Oils (4) 37 With great in­ten­sity (inf ) (4,3) 40 Op­ti­mistic (7) 42 Stalk (5) 44 Doc­trine (5) 45 Foun­da­tion gar­ments (9) 49 Michelan­gelo and Rodin, eg (9) 52 An in­crease (6) 54 Be­side (4,2) 56 Diplo­matic mis­sion (8) 57 Ex­ter­nal (5) 58 Value in­suf­fi­ciently (9) 60 En­closed com­part­ment (3) 61 Elec­tri­cal unit (3) 62 Dom­i­neer­ing (9) 65 Lu­bri­cated (5) 68 Gives ap­proval (8) 71 Gladly (ar­chaic) (4) 72 . . . and crafts (4) 73 Con­vene (4) 74 Slimy fish (4) 76 Can­di­date (7) 78 Birds of prey (5) 79 Pedan­tic per­son (7) 81 To­ken (4) 82 Col­li­sion (5) 85 Fire (3,2) 87 Bite off . . . than one can chew (4) 88 Yes (inf ) (4) 90 In­tim­i­date (7) 91 Top­ics (6) 93 A Scot­tish lake (4) 95 Guf­faw (5) 96 Weave (5) 97 Shov­els (4) 98 In­ter­ested in (inf ) (4) 99 Sig­nalling de­vice (4) 100 Fraud (4) 102 Reg­u­la­tions (5) 106 Made a mis­take (5) 109 En­tity of a whole (4) 111 In an un­civil way (6) 112 Ex­tended (7) 113 Seed cover (4) 114 Plead (4) 115 Makes a grat­ing noise

(5) 118 Sen­ti­men­tal (5) 121 Gaff (4) 123 Eludes (7) 124 Outer part of a flower

(5) 126 Lead (5,2) 127 Boy and . . . (4) 128 En­joy a book (4) 129 Di­lap­i­da­tion (4) 130 Al­lows (4) 131 Lazi­ness (8) 134 Priced at (5) 135 En­graved (9) 139 Com­mon tree in the

Boland (3) 140 Up­per­most part (3) 141 Struc­ture for bees (9) 142 Re­lat­ing to the moon

(5) 145 Eke out a liv­ing (6,2) 146 De­parts (6) 147 Agree out of court (6) 149 Costly (9) 151 Hush (9) 153 Drink­ing ves­sel (5) 155 Fixed amount of work

(5) 157 Di­vulge (inf ) (5,2) 160 Fol­low (7) 163 Min­eral springs (4) 164 Foe (7) 168 Open ve­hi­cles (5) 169 Whisky (short) (6) 172 Vote against (4) 173 A lit­tle bird . . . me (4) 175 Er­rors in print (6) 179 Tri­fles (6) 180 Heart and brain, eg (6) 182 Treat­ment (7) 183 Out­law (9) 184 Ac­com­plice (7) 185 Fore­run­ner (11) 186 Be a bad in­flu­ence

(4,7,6)

DOWN

1 In­spire (5) 2 Ex­hausts (5) 3 All (5) 4 A speech de­fect (4) 5 Ap­proach­ing (7) 6 Ready to be poured (2,3) 7 A fam­ily mem­ber (6) 8 Small fluffy dog (inf) (6) 9 Men­tally pre­pare (inf ) (5) 10 Mu­si­cal per­for­mance by a soloist (7) 11 Fol­low one’s . . . (4) 12 Em­ployer (5) 13 Ne­glect (duty) (5) 14 Eye­glasses (short) (5) 17 Style and vigour (Fr) (4) 18 Con­test of speed (4) 23 Travel over snow (3) 24 White poplar (5) 25 Min­eral spring (3) 27 Hang loosely (4) 29 Yel­low-wood, eg (4) 31 Turn away (5) 33 Ob­ses­sion (4,4) 36 A chip on the . . . (8) 37 Forte (4) 38 Fa­ther Christ­mas (5,5) 39 10 mil­lime­tres (10) 41 Lethar­gic (12) 43 List of food at a restau­rant (4) 44 Pitch (4) 46 I’m . . . of a White Christ­mas (song) (8) 47 Brings up (5) 48 Chase (3,5) 49 Mea­sur­ing the depth of wa­ter (8) 50 Clear (5) 51 Loved . . . (fam­ily and friends) (4) 53 Au­toma­tons (6) 55 Wears away grad­u­ally (6) 59 De­nial (7) 63 Soon (ar­chaic) (4) 64 Cul­tural groups (6) 66 Mau­ri­tius, eg (6) 67 Large in­dus­trial or­gan­i­sa­tion (6) 69 Sank (6) 70 Ap­peared (6) 75 Cor­ro­sion (7) 77 Re­flec­tion of sound (4) 80 Scin­tilla (4) 83 Mas­ters (7) 84 Trap­pers (7) 85 Sto­ries (7) 86 Fig­ures rep­re­sent­ing a scene (7) 89 To void (5) 92 Moun­tain walker (5) 94 Large strong horse (7) 100 Lack­ing alert­ness (12) 101 Mix­ture of rolled oats,

nuts and fruit (6) 102 Re­mem­ber (6) 103 An­cient in­stru­ment (4) 104 Man­age (4,2) 105 Pre­vent (6) 107 Beams (4) 108 Small restau­rants (6) 110 Be­trayal (7) 116 Gather (8) 117 Af­fa­ble (10) 119 Almighty (10) 120 Rea­sons (8) 121 Bun­dle (4) 122 Indi­gestible (8) 124 Con­front (6) 125 Glit­ter (6) 132 Se­nior mem­ber (5) 133 Anger and sad­ness,

eg (8) 136 Soon­est (8) 137 Part of the ca­lyx of a

flower (5) 138 Kind of sack (4) 143 Em­ploys (4) 144 En­quires (4) 148 Sec­ond-hand (4) 150 Live (5) 152 More pleas­ant (5) 154 Re­tain (print­ing term)

(4) 156 Group of three (4) 158 Veg­etable waste (7) 159 A hot sauce (brand

name) (7) 161 Con­sume (3) 162 Chow (3) 164 Close (4) 165 Creamy dessert (6) 166 Gazed fixedly (6) 167 Slug­gard (4) 169 . . . and take no­tice

(3,2) 170 Cor­pu­lent (5) 171 Run af­ter (5) 172 Ven­omous snake (5) 174 Chimera (5) 176 Stinks (5) 177 Player (5) 178 Var­i­ous (5) 179 Part of a wheel (4) 181 Of sound mind (4)

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