CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

National Post (National Edition) - - WEEKEND DIVERSIONS - By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

ACROSS

1 Roughly sep­a­rated, a party means to get to Oz (7)

5 Ask cu­ri­ously about tin one go­ing back home to Aun­tie Em and Un­cle Henry (6)

8 Pulls in or pulls off (5,2) 9 Like a city of Oz, in ephemeral dusk (7)

11 Oz bad­die with im­pa­tient crav­ing (5)

12 Trav­eller in Oz cow­ers, trou­bled about con­veyance (9) 13 Twice as far as trav­eller in Oz (4) 14 Stood in favour of in­ter­rupt­ing func­tion (6)

19 Give lots of money to Cher in Nuts (6)

20 Oz char­ac­ter stretchin’ the truth, you might say (4)

24 Eat with fam­ily and small peo­ple in Oz (9)

26 Tak­ing right, fol­low path (5) 27 New brain that hurts poly­chro­matic sight (7) 28 Strange mood cap­tured by pale Oz char­ac­ter (7)

29 Oz char­ac­ter’s one last let­ter found in city dis­trict (6) 30 Pe­cu­liar door next to your hero­ine in Oz (7)

DOWN

1 Tossed high chair in the sound (6)

2 Tell judge about train above street level (6) 3 Taste­ful Nep­tune’s King­dom re­turned with The Jerk (9) 4 Coun­ter­part to pope is re­formed (8)

5 Per­sist with rev­er­sal of time: a glimpse (4,2)

6 Er­ror ad­mit­ted by pleas­ant girl to her aunt and un­cle (5) 7 A pearly ma­te­rial adorn­ing Greek poet (8)

10 Drag leader of delin­quents in front of pro­pri­etor (6) 15 Wine mixed in por­tion (5,4) 16 Juicer this writer put in back (6) 17 Ex­otic bird is in Ital­ian city (8) 18 Funny jade wigs cut in an in­tri­cate way (8) 21 Strug­gle we had seen (6) 22 Cor­rupt French word for “ro­dent” (6)

23 Pot­ter’s stuff cap­ti­vat­ing North Carolina spy nov­el­ist (6) 25 In church, a blas­phe­mer speaks in Span­ish (5)

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