Cryptic Crossword

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

3. Cler­gy­man will walk

about (5) 8. There’s firm sup­port for mod­ern of­fice equip­ment (6) 9. Va­ca­tion course that’s use­ful if one wants a rise (6) 10. Heat ex­tra well to make

the tart (4) 11. See a smart girl! (10) 12. Fi­nally pro­duced book of maps by end of Au­gust (2,4) 13. Ex­traor­di­nar­ily tim­o­rous

Ja­panese wrestler (8) 16. Mak­ing a sorry meal, so

to speak (6,6,3) 18. Bizarre time with chat on

one par­tic­u­lar topic (8) 21. Half­way dry (6) 23. Poor Amer­i­can prize­fighter’s down on his luck (be­cause he tripped?) (10) 25. Turn­cocks in petty

dis­agree­ment (4) 26. Or­gan­ism need­ing oxy­gen – found in a beer that’s off? (6) 27. Cut close to star­board to

reach har­bour (6) 28. Parts to give loser a

break (5)

DOWN

1. Grad­u­ate taken in by

pis­tol made of me­tal (6) 2. Gen­er­ous po­lit­i­cal

phi­los­o­phy (10) 3. It will show the dam­age in

a shop (5,3) 4. Where the tip­ple comes from at Nick’s party in Sur­rey? (6,9) 5. Faulty slot ma­chine loses coins in south-east Lon­don (6) 6. Scary film fea­tur­ing

rab­bits (4) 7. Streaker giv­ing a heav­enly

per­for­mance (6) 12. Very good these days at

the point-to-point (5) 14. This should keep one in com­fort to some de­gree (10) 15. With a de­tached retina –

dam­aged and slug­gish (5) 17. Cor­po­ra­tion ser­vice, a func­tion of weight and height (4,4) 19. Place for rapid growth that’s given blan­ket cov­er­age? (6) 20. Farm worker who can

give guid­ance (6) 22. Said to have opened right

out (6) 24. Ter­ri­ble fate up­set state of

mind (4)

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