CROSS­WORD

Bangkok Post - - DIVERSIONS -

Use the grid with the cryp­tic or the easy clues, but be­ware: The an­swers are dif­fer­ent.

EASY CLUES ACROSS

9 Grind down (9) 10 Nerve pain (9) 12 Pre­cip­i­ta­tion (4) 13 Highly-sea­soned sausage (6) 14 Lo­cal lan­guage (7) 15 Bub­bly (9) 17 Man-made (9) 18 Faith­ful­ness (7) 19 Films on tape (6) 20 In good health (4) 23 Self-as­sured (9) 25 Tower of Lon­don warder (9) 26 Re­quire (4) 27 Short and thick (6) 29 Tramp (7) 32 Sur­rep­ti­tious (9) 34 Row of col­umns (9) 35 Un­der­wa­ter mis­sile (7) 36 Flora (6) 37 The Red Planet (4) 38 Nu­dity (9) 39 Earth-mov­ing ma­chine (9)

DOWN

1 Ap­pro­ba­tion (8) 2 Sec­ond sight (12) 3 Tardy (8) 4 Hold-ups (6) 5 Im­par­tial (8) 6 Oner­ous (10) 7 Verve (7) 8 Spe­cific (10) 11 Hail (5) 16 Sheep­dog (6) 19 Bar­rel (3) 21 Spec­tac­u­lar show (12) 22 For­mer US pres­i­dent (6) 23 Se­nior doc­tor (10) 24 Cricket field­ing po­si­tion (5,5) 25 Lad (3) 28 Hun­gar­ian cap­i­tal (8) 29 Dan­ger­ously un­sta­ble (8) 30 Cher­ish (8) 31 Pals (7) 33 Man’s name (5) 34 Ill-tem­pered (6)

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

9 Re­sult of feel­ing sick of be­ing sweet and charm­ing? (3,6) 10 Tele­phon­ing to say where the train is (2,3,4) 12 The morn­ing’s started badly for him (4) 13 Be very hum­ble when writ­ing a note to the new lover (6) 14 It’s a gun, kid! Put back those gems! (7) 15 Know­ing it’s de­lib­er­ate (9) 17 Doesn’t stop the pa­pers be­fore one’s go­ing off (7,2) 18 Do they take a lit­tle peek at the laces threaded through? (7) 19 Be­fore you set­tle for mono, say (6) 20 Was pre­par­ing a lit­tle break­fast while you wash (4) 23 Stir, mix­ing into af­ter blend­ing, and it’s very good (5-4) 25 Fix­ing a bell out­side the en­trance is of lit­tle im­por­tance (9) 26 Try again to wound (4) 27 Firm it should go on the sec­ond list (6) 29 The dif­fer­ence in cur­rency does make things hard (7) 32 Re­mind you they’re still await­ing ad­mis­sion (4,1,4) 34 Re­cap­ping on the phys­i­cal as­sault (5-4) 35 Many a lie hav­ing been found out, is an­tag­o­nis­tic (7) 36 Re­fuses to move the booths (6) 37 Back with a lit­tle less than a dol­lar from abroad (4) 38 In a con­fi­dent sort of way, no doubt (9) 39 Stick the forged notes in­side for the for­eigner (9)

DOWN

1 For a num­ber, board­ing the boat is the high point (8) 2 Not a mis­take made though be­ing dim? (7,5) 3 Turn­ing up among ours, is un­for­tu­nately a fake (8) 4 Forces into united ef­forts to at­tain the goal (6) 5 Crack up and pass, by mis­take (8) 6 The amaz­ing look­ing egg is cracked into it (10) 7 Make up for hav­ing got out of line? (7) 8 Some­one ca­pa­ble of be­ing pre­pos­sess­ing (10) 11 Paid up and is tak­ing pos­ses­sion of the ar­ti­cles (5) 16 Be in­no­va­tive, but make a big to-do about it (6) 19 The easy an­swer to what to have for dessert (3) 21 “Good-look­ing” is very fan­cied by the pun­ters (4-8) 22 Smart, bag­ging the royal pearls! (6) 23 Reckon the boss is a boss in name only (10) 24 Wait­ing to get that wrapped up be­fore tak­ing the day off (2,3,5) 25 Said the let­ter trav­els by air (3) 28 What the child has tar­geted in the sweet shop? (5-3) 29 Is go­ing to give us a song about drink­ing (8) 30 Told, rushed back and ticked off (8) 31 The weapons are a knock out, sire! (7) 33 About sun­traps be­ing pop­u­lar with birds (5) 34 The gan­der will fly off (6)

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