CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

Herald on Sunday - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ACROSS

1. Have doubts about an apothe­cary’s weight (7)

6. It is in­dica­tive of it orig­i­nat­ing in In­dia (5)

9. Com­pare it with elk in the mak­ing of it (5)

10. Mute set out for a bag­pipe (7)

11. Led up to it be­ing two beats in the bar (5)

12. A mea­sure of a scheme of ver­si­fi­ca­tion (5)

13. Con­tend for a favourite to come round (7)

15. A pop­u­lar com­pany with the weak and frail (6)

16. 27 Down is made at a stroke (5)

18. Ab­dom­i­nal pain com­pany gets half licked (5)

20. In­dian as­cetic sees if Ark can be moved (5)

21. Lug in and un­roll a long piece of cloth (5)

22. Some send ear­rings to make them­selves beloved (6)

25. A cat from Thai­land (7)

26. None less than this stale ver­sion (5)

27. Cop­per need­ing change of air goes to the pa­pal court (5)

28. Part of a se­rial is in­cluded in a sort of lyric poem (7)

29. One who man­ages to be a dealer in horses (5)

30. To­mor­row will be­come it af­ter mid­night (5)

31. There’s just one tank-top per vest (7)

DOWN

1. They only do half the rounds (11)

2. Take back an un­ac­cented sum­mary (6)

3. Trans­fer­ring of emo­tions to things is piteous, and it’s wrong (8,7)

4. A na­ture spirit the French re­peat­edly meant to change (9)

5. Fish may be be­neath sole (5)

6. It ex­empts one from ac­tion if mined in such a way (15)

7. Silly fel­low used to mea­sure the oil (8)

8. A let­ter to in­sert into a script (3)

14. Move trip men or­gan­ise as this will make it bet­ter (11)

17. Singers emerg­ing from gross nest (9)

19. Snake is led about, tights hav­ing run (8)

23. To shrink in hor­ror at a gun’s kick (6)

24. Felic­i­tous as Larry is said to be (5)

27. Stop film­ing a cross pas­sage (3)

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