Quirky quickie

Sunday Herald Life - - CROSSWORD ETC -

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

ACROSS

1 Braid (5) 4 River horses (6) 9 Body open­ing (7) 10 Rolls of hair (5) 11,3dn Hair drawn back to hang be­hind (8) 12 Strad­dling (7) 13 Hair piled tightly on the top or back of the head (6) 14 There­fore (4) 16 Near (4) 18 False hair­piece (3) 20 Dis­ci­ple (7) 21 Men’s short hair­cut (4) 24 The same again (5) 25 Farewell (7) 26 Hair­style with deep reg­u­lar waves (6) 27 They stand to in­herit (5)

DOWN

1 On time (6) 2 For­eigner (5) 3 see 11ac 5 Fo­ment­ing (8) 6 Line of scalp vis­i­ble in hair (7) 7 Fe­male sib­ling (6) 8 Closed lit­ter for one pas­sen­ger (5) 13 Refuge (4-4) 15 Cock­erel (7) 17 Hap­haz­ard (6) 18 Golf­ing iron and hair­style (5) 19 Con­fec­tionery (6) 22 Jewish spir­i­tual leader (5) 23 Black­jack (4)

Last week’s so­lu­tion :Across: 7 Bridge, 8 As­size, 10 Old maid, 11 Rummy, 12 Evil, 13 Beach, 17 Whist, 18 Fora, 22 Ex­act, 23 Ri­cotta, 24 Fly­ing, 25 Pi­quet. Down: 1 Ab­domen, 2 Air­drie, 3 Egham, 4 Os­trich, 5 Films, 6 Beryl, 9 Ad­ver­sary, 14 Whit­ing, 15 Ros­trum, 16 Canasta, 19 Delft, 20 Satyr, 21 Acrid.

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