Prize crossword

Sunday Herald Life - - CROSSWORD ETC -

ACROSS

1 Very up­set, own­ing gear that’s not quite per­fect? (6,7) 10 Brief break – some wa­ter on counter (7) 11 Son, get a play be­fore an au­di­ence (7) 12 Lines on back­pack get spliced (5) 13 Last name chap men­tioned in mes­sage (5) 14 Metal peg left on side of shelf (5) 16 Dished out with a fish in Scot­land (7) 17 Even friends stick to bu­reau­cracy (3,4) 18 Pals run into a traf­fic jam (5-2) 21 Get bear­ing with nee­dle aboard ves­sel (7)

23 Mis­take made by key Repub­li­cans, ac­cept­ing or­ange leader (5) 24 First-class re­turn Char­lie has re­served (5) 26 Lean on rel­a­tive, prin­ci­pal guide (5) 27 Old bar empty? It’s wor­ry­ing (7) 28 Let’s hit rock with spiky thing (7) 29 Guess pic goes with ar­ti­cle about cool day on boat (4,2,3,4)

DOWN

2 Con­fi­dent id­iot takes bend over speed limit (7) 3 Club with un­known hu­morist may use it (5) 4 De­vices wrongly tagged by lead­ing store (7) 5 Tidy place for sis­ter? (2,5) 6 Fi­nesse of orig­i­nal sketch gallery’s framed (5) 7 Falls for a red­head once more – head over heels (7)

8 Trans­port, if mo­tor’s handy, in fu­ture (4,4,3,2)

9 Per­haps Wil­liam’s hum­ble go­ing up to the woman. Aye, right! (4,2,7)

14 House guests have to pro­ceed with­out pause in mu­sic (5) 15 Hear work by stu­dent com­poser (5) 19 Ban lan­guage not qui­etly used by sailor (7) 20 Ropes and poles in­volved: go ahead (5,2) 21 Try tongue – din­ers of­ten do (2,5) 22 Ques­tion in Europe on list about line (7) 25 Band en­ters, dull part of pa­rade (5) 26 Pow­der ap­plied to skin begin­ning to glow (5) Last week’s win­ner: Sxxhx­oxnxax Tait, Lon­don

DJTB

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