MULTICROSS

IN THIS BRAIN-STRETCH­ING PUZ­ZLE, WE’VE USED A RANGE OF CLUE STYLES – REG­U­LAR, CRYP­TIC, ANA­GRAMS AND PIC­TURES

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ACROSS

1 Scrapped in stages, … the old sys­tems (6,3) 5 As­sem­ble again, … forces 8 Don’t men­tion it! (2,7) 12 Pic­tured star, … Port­man 14 Bride’s fa­cial cov­er­ing 15 Pic­tured star, Jeff … 17 As ex­pected, a … out­come 18 Such a peach doesn’t cost the earth 19 Kitchen floor­ing ma­te­rial, eg 20 Teaser found in ropes? 22 Close pals, … bud­dies 24 Word that goes with CODE – FANCY – RE­HEARSAL 25 Wis­dom in such munch­ers maybe 26 Billy Joel hit, … Man 27 Sym­bol, a … of my af­fec­tion 29 Numeral 30 Com­edy ac­tor, Sacha Baron … 31 Ha­bit­ual prac­tice, com­mon … 33 Har­row loses head for such a mis­sile 35 Reck­less rock band, Aus­tralian … 37 Mid­day meal 38 Sanc­tify a sneezer? 39 Striped jun­gle cat 42 Child’s term for a pet in a hutch (5,6) 48 Pic­tured star, Ge­orge … 49 One set to in­herit 50 Grieved for 51 Man­darin-like fruit 52 Garbage holder, … bin 53 Ro­den­ti­cide such as war­farin (3,6)

DOWN

1 Ab­sorbed in con­tem­pla­tion 2 De­tached ex­ten­sion, build­ing … 3 Ana­gram of LODGE 4 Fas­ten se­curely with rope (3,2) 5 Top­i­cal the­atri­cal en­ter­tain­ment 6 Ob­ject of his­tor­i­cal in­ter­est 7 Con­tin­gency mea­sure (4,1) 8 Gal­lant 9 Sense of sat­is­fac­tion for li­ons 10 ‘What’s on’ sec­tion of a news­pa­per, cin­ema … 11 Tit­bit, tasty … 13 Siren, femme fa­tale 16 Roast meat sauce con­tainer (5,4) 21 Darn ge­nies some­how singing to my lover! 23 Rapid-fir­ing au­to­matic weapon (7,3) 26 Bland back­ground melodies in a lift (5,5) 28 Singer mar­ried to Ni­cole Kid­man (5,5) 32 Pretty Bri­tish girl with a fair com­plex­ion (7,4) 33 Can­cel­la­tion, scrap­ping 34 Pic­tured star, Reese … 36 Don Maclean song, … Pie 38 High­way­man, out­law 40 AFL great and for­mer Aus­tralian of the Year, Adam … 41 Mush­rooms and toad­stools 42 I Dreamed a Dream singer, Su­san … 43 On no oc­ca­sion 44 Ther­apy for ad­dic­tion (ab­brev) 45 Fixed bunk on a ship 46 Minute min­der, egg … 47 Woo in trial venue

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