The Weekly cryp­tic

The Guardian Weekly - - Diversions -

Across 1 Fail in court re­cess (6) 5 To sleep, say, on bed, one may lie on one’s back (8) 9 Friendly hint (8) 10 Pro­tect­ing goalie’s job (6) 11 Only in­ter­act cor­ruptly? No way (9,3) 13 Traf­fic lights al­ways red? Not pos­si­ble (2,2) 14 Pre­vi­ously, but never again? (4,4) 17 In­voice of a sort for work­ing poor farm (3,5) 18 An­nounce I own a place for spir­i­tual re­treats (4) 20 A British di­vi­sion raised by the Ro­mans (8,4) 23 Wife, the most beau­ti­ful girl in Amer­ica? (6) 24 A lordly brew? (4,4) 25 Fash­ion­able peo­ple get new mat­tress (5,3) 26 Trendy hu­morist has suc­cess (4,2) Down 2 Us­ing a lit­tle plunger, take a breather (4) 3 Lose con­cen­tra­tion, so stop watch­ing TV (6,3) 4 Each in se­quence for drink dis­penser (3,3) 5 Not con­cede one has to store spare bed linen (4,1,5,5) 6 Does one de­serve a lighter sen­tence? (8) 7 Know­ing, for ex­am­ple, about two vol­umes (5) 8 Party get­ting to­gether, not re­belling (10) 12 Re­port­ing for work (10) 15 A mis­for­tune in con­stricted part of car (4,5) 16 Part of the Union in a right state (8) 19 Strict, re­quir­ing name on pointer (6) 21 Pipe up (5) 22 Some ad­vise min­is­ter in the House (4)

By Vul­can

No 27,652

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