CROSS­WORD

7 Days in Dubai - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 3. Go­ing astray, nat­u­rally, with fat­head in­cluded (3,6) 8. Their only metal con­tainer (4) 9. Only pad is be­ing shown (2,7) 10 and 14Ac. Mas­ter queer mea­sure of area (6,5)

11. Find out let­ter­head can be used to get paid (5) 14. See 10 Ac 15. Port could pre­cede it, as stated (4) 16. Feel­ing sorry about de­struc­tion at Gateshead (5) 18. Work to pro­duce tip­top lu­bri­cant (4) 20. To pro­cure part of the ex­tra is easy (5) 21. When the of­fice doesn’t ac­cept your ini­tials? (5) 24. Con­cern­ing fin­ished meal (6) 25. Can’t give an ear as note fades out... (5,4) 26. ...so use the sense in court (4) 27. How an all-grad­u­ate pro­fes­sion is grad­u­ally achieved (2,7)

DOWN

1. This of­fi­cer ap­par­ently hasn’t won at chess be­fore (5,4)

2. Point out sadly the leader isn’t good enough (3,2,2,2)

4. Pun­ish­ment for be­ing in good health and spir­its? (4)

5. Re­mov­ing ar­ti­cle from part of the Ukraine is an of­fence (5)

6. The des­per­ately poor are down on them (6)

7. Dec­o­ra­tive stamp fea­tur­ing ma­rine mam­mal (4)

9. Com­mand to make an ar­range­ment (5)

11. Or­di­nary church mem­bers from Italy (5) 12. Given data, steered a course (9) 13. Bit of gos­sip about solid tyre (4,5) 17. Sor­row when fire is put out at Gateshead (5)

19. No glue re­quired for the sit­tin­groom (6)

22. Bad deal right un­der tree (5) 23. Re­main in sup­port (4) 24. Es­ti­mate rel­a­tive speed (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

3. Away from the right path (3,6) 8. Metal (4) 9. Ex­hib­ited (2,7) 10. Quadri­lat­eral (6) 11. Be ed­u­cated (5) 14. Unit of length (5) 15. Spoke (4) 16. Re­gret­ting (5) 18. Labour (4) 20. Lift (5) 21. Present age (5) 24. Meal (6) 25. Un­hear­ing (5,4) 26. Lis­ten to (4) 27. Grad­u­ally (2,7)

DOWN

1. Ship’s of­fi­cer (5,4) 2. In­ca­pable of (3,2,2,2) 4. Sat­is­fac­tory (4) 5. Felony (5) 6. Shoe parts (6) 7. Close off (4) 9. In­struc­tion (5) 11. Lay­men (5) 12. Di­rected (9) 13. Un­founded tale (4,5) 17. Woe (5) 19. Liv­ing room (6) 22. Tree (5) 23. Re­main (4) 24. Eval­u­ate (4)

YES­TER­DAY’S AN­SWERS:

Across: 1 Hack; 3 Pru­dence; 8 Rapt; 9 Fly­wheel; 11 Un­cul­ti­vated; 13 Ex­tant; 14 Chaser; 17 Plea­sure-boat; 20 Dumpling; 21 Mars; 22 Spray­ing; 23 Leas.

Down: 1 Her­cules; 2 Copy-cat; 4 Re­laid; 5 Down-at-heel; 6 Niece; 7 Eels; 10 Blind-al­ley; 12 Protests; 15 Stor­age; 16 Turn in; 18 Le­mur; 19 Odes.

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