PRIZE CRYPTIC PUZ­ZLE

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1 ‘Peter Pan’ char­ac­ter in the gar­den (5, 4) 6 Be­ing in the gar­den, he’d nod off with lit­tle Rod­er­ick

and lit­tle Ron­ald (12) 15 Type of prim­rose, scar­let to or­czy (9) 16, 17, 18. Fiery rod found in the gar­den (3-3, 5) 17 See 16 18 See 16 19 Sun­beam is out­side in. not how we want sum­mer to

be (5) 20 Carla bumps into another girl (5) 21 Press in or out (4) 22 Sugar cher­ries with a sly fill­ing (4) 24 Cold fin­ish to the meal – but only eaten when

hot? (6, 7) 28 In the gar­den it needs shin­ing rays to bloom (9) 31 Mo­tor to the coun­try to find this flower… (9) 32 … while these speak sharply to fire-breathers (11) 35 we ab­sorb blow for pos­si­ble colour of poppy or

rose (5) 37 The ... prim­rose is smooth­ing things out (7) 39 Bonds to­gether in Corfu, ses­sion of sun­bathing

fol­lows (5) 40 A long­ing for the spend­ing power of Tokyo (3) 41 Back­ward girl will drop be­hind (3) 42 Potato dish to stir around, with noth­ing added (5) 44 Stretch out, favour­ing first name in di­ary (7) 46 Fruit first eaten with feather (5) 47 Cole Porter clas­sic, Dad – Any­thing Goes! (5, 3, 3) 49 Crime case about sum­mer re­fresh­ments (3, 6) 51 Does he drone on about his honey of a job? (9) 53 “Shan’t cry,” he jerks – then mother gets flower (13) 56 See 30 58 Young thing seen in mu­si­cal film (4) 60 Strong link to taxi taken by the French (5) 62 on hol­i­day, he keeps his feet on the ground (5) 65 Edi­tion about the chil­dren? (5) 66 Drink or eat bananas (3) 67 Thaw nat­u­rally, con­tain­ing some­thing found in

bar­ley (3) 68 It’s just a bit of a flower to re­lapse badly (4, 5) 69 RD – where flower grow­ers get kit­ted out (6, 6) 70 Sum­mer flow­ers have done this – but it’s a mess, blood

all over the place (9)

Down

2 Aim a bit wild, at loss of poetic feet (5) 3 no ex­cep­tions at all when first lady starts to read

Yeats (5) 4 Cap­i­tal – group of lions will help find this flower… (6, 5) 5 … while I call round for this one (5) 7 Be­ing an­gry, he’d a swing at it in the gar­den (9) 8 Has laid out these flow­ers… (7) 9 … and the same again (5) 10 Some neck to have forty winks at start of evening (4) 11 He’s do­ing some gar­den­ing in sum­mer, a ker­chief round

his neck (5) 12 Strong wind that’s torn her dress (7) 13 Ten­nis, cricket, etc, played by good fel­lows? (6) 14 Fash­ion la­bel gets 25 in a mess (6) 23 Flour­ishes like many in this puz­zle (6) 25 Spoil part of the film a reg­u­lar is watch­ing (3) 26 Raise spir­its as the Span­ish had meal (5) 27 Be­ing in gar­den, it lied and no mis­take (9) 29 Gets closer to lis­tener in op­po­site di­rec­tions (5) 30, 56, 64 Hol­i­day­maker’s writ­ten de­sire for

com­pany (4, 3, 4, 4) 31 Farm an­i­mal? Mis­take – type of prim­rose (7) 32 Cut corners, toss­ing first marigold into waste con­tainer (5) 33 In gar­den, they fold if sad and up­set (9) 34 Send bus around to let us per­fect our tans here (7) 36 Suf­fer­ing from en­nui, e.g., in­no­cent girl (7) 38 The splen­dour of Morn­ing - - - - -, a type of bindweed (5) 42, 54 Birds wear­ing tat­tered cloth­ing in the gar­den (6, 6) 43 As­sem­ble an ar­range­ment (3-2) 45 Cal­low dwellings where gar­den flora may be on dis­play (11) 46 Giv­ing last tulip to 22 will make things very hot and dry (5) 48 where beach visi­tor may be sit­ting com­fort­ably (4, 5) 50 Pur­pose I am un­cer­tain of (3) 51 Play­ing sum­mer sport with Jack (7) 52 Don’t join in the cho­rus (7) 54 See 42 down 55 In gar­den, there’s an elm – try shap­ing it (6) 57 Part of the stair he gets up (5) 59 Caper I can’t man­age (5) 61 Re­formed loner might join club (5) 62 Large an­i­mal, keenly aware of be­ing by Ital­ian river (5) 63 Girl I take out (5) 64 See 30

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