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The Northern Star - - COMICS/PUZZLES -

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1 & 25ac. Win­dow dressers? They are not the main events (7,7) 5. God­dess of in­sects (5) 8. Char­lie gets a torch to hold on to (5)

9. Place to make a noise on the sand in New Zealand (7) 10. An­noy, oddly, at ran­dom (3) 11. For a wheel part the French get a chop­per (4) 12. Stop stalk (4) 14. Glared lust­fully when Christo­pher got an­gry (6)

15. Waded out of the mead­ow­lands to get some fish (6)

17. War­ren and Sam ini­tially get the OK to cook in them (4)

18. She re­verted to her maiden name partly (4) 19. Curve was a bit of a farce (3) 21. Run even and make them up­set (7) 23. A rare fried food (5) 24. Runs away, un­stirred but worn out (5)

25. See 1

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1. A drink a com­pany has – make that a dou­ble (5) 2. Kay & Rene record per­haps, it’s worked out ahead (5,8) 3. Dif­fer­ent strokes for dif­fer­ent folks (8) 4. Lou & Ned make a lump (6) 5. Ann maybe when she’s old enough (3) 6. They fit per­fectly – like a ruler (4,2,7) 7. He may get the drop on you! (7) 13. It wreaks havoc on the ocean some­times (5,3) 14. Court wear for Sue? (7) 16. It will makes us fond of, but it’s only a chook, my love, said the Cock­ney (6) 20. What are needed to go on one, we hear (5) 22. Colour re­turns in Cin­derella (3)

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