Cryptic Cross­word

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

1. Deary me – sick with­out a

cure (6) 4. Round let­ter (8) 9. Vain sort is one over the eight, need­ing some­thing for his hair? (7) 11. A cretin bun­gled, for sure (7) 12. He pro­vides ar­ti­cle on

Ro­man law (4) 13. Doc­tor meets a grad­u­ate

in tense sit­u­a­tion (5) 14. Hit the joint af­ter out­break

of war (4) 17. Group leader per­mits melan­choly, per­haps grim jokes (7,6) 19. Bad ad­vice in­deed fol­lows first pay­ment from de­fence sav­ings (5,8) 22. Brief mes­sage say­ing “I’m

all right but in a frenzy” (4) 23. De­fame sergeant-ma­jor,

get­ting at­ten­tion (5) 24. Al­ter­na­tively, I am back­ing

painter (4) 27. Wind on moon’s freak­ish (7) 28. El­derly fel­low strode off

around lake (7) 29. Not quite the finest texts,

Ben re­solved (4,4) 30. Res­cue judge again? (6)

DOWN

1. About to bill for top-up (8) 2. The most healthy me­dia

ty­coon? (7) 3. Shed a tear (4) 5. Ac­coun­tant in new con­do­minium is not keep­ing in touch (13) 6. Witty char­ac­ter’s

Christ­mas greet­ing (4) 7. Hide drug in a state of

ag­i­ta­tion (7) 8. Give new ep­i­thet to

meaner crim­i­nal (6) 10. Amazing num­bers study den­tistry, pri­mar­ily in East Anglia (4,2,7) 15. Faith­ful old ally is

cor­rupted (5) 16. Steal fash­ion­able bird (5) 18. Sym­bol made Igor an­gry (8) 19. Des­per­ately hope new team will re­turn with some­thing from the Ashes (7) 20. Let­ter, first penned by

Pele pos­si­bly (7) 21. Son has mostly fruit and

fish (6) 25. Ex­plo­sive de­vice proves

to be a fail­ure (4) 26. Mad zealot con­ceals

sharp tool (4)

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