CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN WIN…

Albany Advertiser - - PUZZLE QUEST -

This puz­zle will test your word power and lat­eral think­ing skills with clues which can in­clude ana­grams, acronyms, puns, dou­ble mean­ings and other clever word­play. Solve the puz­zle and work out the word spelt out by the coloured squares. This is our win­ning word. For your chance to win, en­ter on­line at thewest.com.au/puz­zles.

ACROSS

1 Con­fu­sion as to por­ridge grains (4) 3 Mon­ster emerges from hor­ri­ble gore (4) 7 Bride hung around Scot­tish cap­i­tal (9) 8 Rap­tor be­gins eat­ing a great long eel (5) 9 Cor­rect en­ti­tle­ment (5) 12 Tina in bare naked sta­dium (5) 13 Broth pre­scribed for ache (5) 16 White rose blos­soms in dif­fer­ent cir­cum­stances (9) 17 Real wild noble­man (4) 18 An­i­mals step back (4)

DOWN

1 Help poet rate short mu­si­cal play (8) 2 Stormy night ob­ject (5) 4 Bag and gear re­cy­cled like rub­bish (7) 5 Re­ver­ber­a­tion in the choir (4) 6 Astronomer’s fa­cil­ity re­veals story above re­sis­tance (11) 10 Ac­ro­bats glasses (8) 11 Tanned hide made her late (7) 14 Throw her in river (5) 15 More ex­cit­ing Ital­ian cap­i­tal (4)

$100

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