Cryptic Crossword

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

1. Peo­ple in­cluded in the list

can be lo­cated (9) 6. Neat or­na­ment – it

con­tains wa­ter (2-3) 9. Sa­lut­ing a foe, one rein­te­grated into world­wide com­mu­nity (6,2,7) 10. Watch top of per­co­la­tor

per­co­late! (4) 11. Manuscript not in­tended,

we hear, to be­come dry (5) 12. That man with the duck? (4) 15. Scots­man or­ders sweat

shirt, not his (7) 16. Am­bles off to find an ugly

dwarf on board (7) 17. Va­le­rian as a panacea? (3-4) 19. V-sign given to an NCO (7) 20. Un­der­ground fea­ture

some­times square (4) 21. Un­stated diplo­macy takes

one in (5) 22. Sec­ond-rate aim produces

de­flec­tion (4) 26. Peb­bly beach may be, when the pur­suers are draw­ing close (4,2,4,5) 27. Pry­ing up­sets the old boy (5) 28. Play­ing flat suits

mu­si­cians (9)

DOWN

1. Part of a skele­ton in

hos­pi­tal use (5) 2. Novel vale­dic­tion from the Venus de Milo? (1,8,2,4) 3. A month in Is­rael in a good ho­tel – ul­ti­mate treat (4) 4. Light-hearted re­port of

youth worker (7) 5. High-pitched guardians

of the bed­cham­ber (7) 6. Sat around with noth­ing

for break­fast (4) 7. The Span­ish lick­spit­tle in the fra­ter­nity’s shoes (7,8) 8. Wife is at home nurs­ing

pris­on­ers in a state (9) 13. Thin disc made of iron

used in fight­ing (5) 14. Groom ap­pears be­fore

bridge op­po­nents (5) 15. His cure? An ec­cen­tric

ma­rine dweller (3,6) 18. Start with­out the star

per­former? (4,3) 19. Striker with a fan­tasy (7) 23. Their sit­ting ten­ants may

be there for pe­ri­ods (5) 24. Stiff group of peo­ple (4) 25. Roof of sound­proof shed

is sealed (4)

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