CRYP­TIC/QUICK CROSS­WORD

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CRYP­TIC CLUES Across

8 He’s obliged to be ter­ri­bly bored, hav­ing time (6) 9 Duck gets wet play­ing with old cloth (3,5) 10 Snake finds an­swer not avail­able to de­ceive at­tor­ney (8) 11 Young­ster to equip a num­ber (6) 12 Sale broke down at the first min­i­mum (5) 13 Paci­fist took the car, hav­ing no right (4) 14 Judge to be a king (4) 16 Meat dis­play­ing no veins (7) 18 Stop wo­man get­ting Euro­pean spirit (7) 20 Cry, see­ing bishop break­ing law (4) 21 Bi­ased pre­sen­ta­tion shows drive (4) 22 Old Mark is highly prized in Hol­ly­wood (5) 25 Bride some­how gets one in un­der par (6) 27 Cleric given end­less tea – sim­ple (8) 28 Give me a call about EU dessert (8) 29 Rep or­gan­ised won­der­ful build­ing set (6)

Down

1 Can see im­prove­ment at meet­ing (6) 2 Merchandise, in spite of that, not shift­ing (5-5) 3 Ec­cen­tric way to start an en­gine (5) 4 Al­co­hol af­fected ar­range­ment of the loan (7) 5 Have sec­ond thoughts as sup­port paled sur­pris­ingly (4-5) 6 Bed gets a lick of paint (4) 7 Bach­e­lor al­ways has time for tea, say (8) 14 Book top sales­man (4,6) 15 Chap broke his leg in con­veyance (9) 17 Old col­lier takes first char­ac­ter to be an in­spec­tor (8) 19 Thicken con­coc­tion in ap­pro­pri­ate room (7) 23 Beast has ar­ti­cle to mail off (6) 24 Ms Win­frey turned to Marx (5) 26 Weak­ling pro­vided steady sup­ply (4)

THE PAGE’S QUICK CLUES Across

8 Bor­rower (6) 9 Dish­cloth (3,5) 10 South Amer­i­can snake (8) 11 Young cat (6) 12 Small­est amount (5) 13 Pi­geon-like bird (4) 14 Bird’s bill (4) 16 Deer meat (7) 18 Wail­ing spirit (7) 20 Weep nois­ily (4) 21 Whirl round (4) 22 Film award (5) 25 One un­der par (6) 27 Cler­gy­man (8) 28 Crisp, sweet item (8) 29 As­sem­bled build­ing (6)

Down

1 Spir­i­tu­al­ist’s meet­ing (6) 2 With­out any move­ment (5-5) 3 Turn a han­dle (5) 4 Volatile flammable liq­uid (7) 5 Re­verse one’s opin­ion (4-5) 6 Outer gar­ment (4) 7 Drink other than wa­ter (8) 14 Pop­u­lar book (4,6) 15 Rac­ing sledge (9) 17 In­ter­viewer (8) 19 Cook­ing area (7) 23 Crea­ture (6) 24 Marx Brother (5) 26 In­ef­fec­tual per­son (4)

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