CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Khaleej Times - City Times - - HOME ENTERTAINMENT: 10 TV HIGHLIGHTS TODAY -

Yes­ter­day’s so­lu­tion (15,673) ACROSS:

1 Com­post heap. 9 Tenured. 10 Ret­inue. 11 Icy. 12 Bi­cy­cle. 13 Pi­anist. 14 Ewe. 15 Other. 17 Nasty. 18 Socks. 20 Try-on. 22 Ant. 24 Lum­bago. 25 Stroppy. 26 Too. 27 Can­tata. 28 Bay­o­net. 29 Yel­low River.

DOWN:

1 Con­science money. 2 Morocco. 3 Oldie. 4 Tory party. 5 En­train. 6 Pen­cil sharp­ener. 7 Sta­ble. 8 Gen­tly. 16 Hot potato. 18 So­lace. 19 Sea wall. 21 Nureyev. 23 Trysts. 25 Sober.

ACROSS

1 Spook horse in Christ­mas

show with Mike (7) 5 Gos­sipy and hurt­ful about

hus­band (6) 9 Grand­fa­ther clock maybe a

mon­ster? Not re­ally (7) 10 In the mid­dle of deep anx­i­ety,

medic’s brought in (7) 11 Like hard wood (3) 12 Slow rip­tide could bring you

down (3-8) 13 Pro­vide in­ter­net joke? (5) 14 Wise story about debtor’s

notes (9) 16 C lear river, in­tro­duc­ing

sin­gle ro­dent (9) 17 Fin­ished first of treks in plain

(5) 19 It’s sen­si­ble to ad­mit to be­ing

in want (4-2-5) 22 Pri­mate starts to ad­vise prelates ev­ery­where (3) 23 Smart dé­col­leté re­veals bold

colour­ful style (3,4) 24 Id­iot of­fers cheap wine to

head of state (7) 26 Per­son on switch­board lacks

train­ing as speaker (6) 27 In­dian city in in­dis­tinct draw­ing (7)

DOWN

1 Choose a gaseous el­e­ment

that’s ground­break­ing (7) 2 With­out foe, RAF’s a strug­gling

mis­fit (1,4,3,2,5) 3 Draw match (3) 4 Per­sian makes this cut round

bor­ders of In­dia (5) 5 Change map in or­der to find

wine grow­ing re­gion (9) 6 Gyp­sies up­set about posh

af­fair (5) 7 Bal­anc­ing act by drunk pale

worker, trem­bling (9,6) 8 Dif­fi­cult duet among oddly

easy solo pieces (6) 12 Blunder, erect­ing more than

half of es­paliers (5) 14 Ri­fles brought up out­side old

the­atre exit (5,4) 15 The clergy’s fate lies in

church (5) 16 Make beloved fin­ish essen­tial

part of ce­real (6) 18 For­mula Three mis­led about

old start in Monaco (7) 20 Crime in lift af­ter end of

con­cert (5) 21 Speedy at­tack to seize power

(5) 25 Some av­o­cets over­turned

eggs (3)

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