Shepparton News

THE BIG CROSSWORD

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Across

1 Desk, counter, eg

4 Modest

8 Heats up

11 Valid

12 Not buried (5-6)

14 Confine

16 Seller

17 Betrayer

18 Pencil rubbers

19 Kernel of flax

21 Morally good

23 Graceless

27 Run through

28 Set afloat

29 Inflator

30 Empty space

31 At a cheaper price (2,4)

32 Veteran (3,4)

35 Inquirer

36 Childhood home of Jesus

38 Captivate

41 Put on trial

43 Noah’s boat

44 Thief

46 Insects

48 Imprison

49 Famous magician

50 Pried

51 Layer of sedimentar­y rock

52 Bony part of the neck

Down

1 Israeli city (3,4)

2 Started

3 Paddock

4 Male bovine

5 Medicine man

6 Base

7 Smirked

8 Commonplac­e

9 Path

10 Dodged

13 Small pieces

15 Coloured eye part

19 Fodder

20 Pardons

22 Cross-current

24 Bravery

25 Salad sprouts

26 Academic

27 Destructio­n

33 Talks between two or more

34 Quite dry, of a region

36 To bomb (coll)

37 Painful

38 Pierces

39 Barley used in brewing

40 The East

42 Scrimmages

45 Prickly plant

46 Carnival

47 Thin metal wedge

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