Twice the FUN

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Brain Games -

We’ve given you two sets of clues with this cross­word. The first set con­tains cryp­tic clues, while the fol­low­ing clues are stan­dard ones.

CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Coun­cil adores spice (6)

3 Aban­don a pur­ple hue (6)

5 I heard the Inca

res­cue Pat (6)

7 Womb su­ture

op­er­a­tion (6)

9 Grotesque sea pigeon

used for spy­ing (9)

10 Imag­ined union of a fancy

singer and TV judge (6,7)

12 My tea is too hot for slurp­ing and the strong­est of all (9)

16 Gen­uine ter­ri­tory of

the prop­erty mar­ket (6)

17 Will we wed? Gee, that

sounds like a prank (6)

18 TV vet (6)

19 Pasta head (6)

DOWN

1 Ar­ro­gant par­rot (5)

2 In­deed Sue, she loudly

ate the Ja­panese food (5)

3 Lament the morn

with loud tears (5)

4 Gnash irately the

pear chunks (5)

6 Yes N shall fol­low M, we

are told it’s im­per­a­tive (9)

8 Manic dogs sneer

but are en­thralled (9)

11 Re­trenches flames (5)

13 Hey, done any good mu­sic lately Mr Com­poser? (5)

14 I owe one Mid­west­erner

a vo­cal apology (5)

15 At first, Charles re­sisted

Erin’s pan­cake en­trée (5)

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