CROSS­WORD

PUZ­ZLE SO­LU­TIONS

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY OCTOBER 18 -

ACROSS 1. Es­cape from (5) 6. Adam’s ale (5) 9. Coloured arc (7) 10. Tal­ent (5) 11. Pro­por­tion (5) 12. Spicy In­dian dish (5) 13. Say in pass­ing (7) 15. Stick, shaft (3) 17. Yes votes (4) 18. Strict or rig­or­ous (6) 19. Moun­tain sys­tem (5) 20. Veg­etable (6) 22. Not slow (4) 24. Grass mown & dried (3) 25. African repub­lic (7) 26. Mu­si­cal in­stru­ment (5) 27. Swell out (5) 28. Bath­room fit­ting (5) 29. Afraid (7) 30. Es­cort (5) 31. Op­po­site of birth (5) DOWN 2. Salvo of gun­fire (6) 3. Moves aim­lessly (6) 4. Wheat spike (3) 5. As a joke (2,3) 6. Frets (7) 7. Not at home (4) 8. News­pa­per boss (6) 12. Trite or ba­nal,

in­for­mally (5) 13. Month (5) 14. Re­cently (5) 15. Royal (5) 16. Greek let­ter (5) 18. Span­ish man (5) 19. Ref­eree (7) 21. Birds of prey (6) 22. Easy (6) 23. Noise­less (6) 25. Curved sword (5) 26. Strong­box (4) Bud. 28. Safe; 26. Sabre; 25. Silent; 23. Facile; 22. Ea­gles; 21. Ar­biter; 19. Senor; 18. Delta; 16. Re­gal; 15. Newly; 14. March;

13. Corny; 12. Ed­i­tor; 8. Away; 7. Wor­ries; 6. fun; In 5. Ear; 4. Drifts; 3. Vol­ley; 2. DOWN:

Death. 31. Usher; 30. Fear­ful; 29. Bidet;

28. Bloat; 27. Sitar; 26. So­ma­lia; 25. Hay; 24. Fast; 22. Cel­ery; 20. An­des; 19. vere; Se18. Ayes; 17. Rod; 15. Men­tion; 13. Curry;

12. Ra­tio; 11. Flair; 10. Rain­bow; 9. Wa­ter;

6. Evade; 1. ACROSS:

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