su­per cryp­tic

The Sunday Times - - GAMES -

ACROSS

1. Very good, though odd? (9) 8. Swag­ger, though the face does hurt (7)

9. Is the en­emy wor­ried by him? (7)

10. Gave you a gar­bled ver­sion as you danced (7)

13. The ques­tioner does, for once, re­main puz­zled (8) 14. Spring right af­ter and fight (4) 16. Ex­tract by magic, they tell you clearly (5,2,3)

20. A metal pointer (4) 22. Take the bis­cuit (4)

24. At most nineteen, you stress (10)

28. Split and run (4)

29. Did she mind about the lino be­ing dam­aged? (8) 31. Doesn’t let one for­get that sol­diers have brains (7) 34. Dis­cussed terms and the new rate with the man (7) 35. The catty one in­volved in the row (7)

36. Got on, hav­ing fol­lowed one (9)

DOWN

1. “Is of im­por­tance,” they snarl (7) 2. Sign with Her Majesty’s ini­tials, get­ting into a row (7)

3. As a suc­cess, I go round the coun­try (5) 4. Hold­ing a man is se­ri­ous (7) 5. Knocks up and there’s a quar­rel (4)

6. Gather it’s a whole lot (4) 7. Pre­pared to hide the girl up in the plant (7)

11. As his pocket-book gets thin­ner, does he, too? (6) 12. Get fed up and give it up again (4)

15. He has a drink – not a cock­tail! (4)

17. Pe­ter will go back to sleep (3)

18. See the peo­ple start to run (4)

19. Used to it when

I un­der­cut (6)

21. Look for some­thing to play (3)

22. Sur­prise by tak­ing the light to the tile I dropped (7) 23. For a cat, it’s very lit­tle (4) 25. Con­clud­ing the ice packed round it is ad­justable (7) 26. Hav­ing left out Tom, I mis­tak­enly put an­other name (7) 27. The fel­lows had, in­deed, re­formed and im­proved (7) 30. Fat bees fly­ing round above (5)

32. A first re­turn to the is­land (4) 33. Un­der­stands it’s cap­sized, too (4)

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