Quirky quickie

Sunday Herald Life - - CROSSWORDS ETC -

ACROSS

1 Spoil (3) 5 ----- Garbo (5) 8 One ac­cu­mu­lat­ing for the fu­ture (7) 9 Gar­land (3) 10 Green­fly (5) 11 Grilled tor­tilla chip with cheese and chilli (5) 13 Very small (5) 14 Mo­tor­cy­cle’s pas­sen­ger at­tach­ment (7) 16 Re­peat­edly (5,3,5) 21 Climb awk­wardly (7) 23 Girl putting the States in tin? (5) 25 Metal sheath on end of shoelace (5) 26 Is­land - coral reef sur­round­ing la­goon (5) 27 Lit­tle devil (3) 28 French city with fa­mous bridge (7) 29 Man­sion of a lord (5) 30 Sun­burn (3)

DOWN

1 Civil­ians trained to sup­port an army (7) 2 Ger­man river (5) 3 Im­per­ti­nent (5) 4 Quirky (13) 5 A par­ent’s fa­ther (7) 6 Moral prin­ci­ple (5) 7 Venomous snake (5) 12 Op­posed to (4) 15 Girl, some Ital­ian? (3) 17 Hair-set­ting col­loid (3) 18 Cloud­like (7) 19 Ad­he­sive (4) 20 Skit­tle (7) 21 Spell (5) 22 Fruit of the oak (5) 23 Cock­tail to throw? (5) 24 Scrimp (5)

Last week’s so­lu­tion:

Across: 1 Doll, 4 Ge­lati, 7 E’er, 9 Feta, 10 Im­mor­tal, 11 Vie, 12 Save, 13 Fat­heads, 16 Im­per­fec­tions, 19 Pro­tects, 23 Gaff, 24 Car, 25 Raw um­ber, 26 Odds, 27 Emu, 28 Moscow, 29 Pony. Down: 2 Ober­am­mer­gau, 3 Leave be, 4 Grief, 5 Limit, 6 Torte, 8 Gar­den of Eden, 14 Agent, 15 Hat, 17 Rue, 18 In­group, 20 Truro, 21 Caboc, 22 Screw.

Can you spot the puns in Locum’s first two and last two across clues?

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