Manawatu Standard

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

7. Angry divisions of platoon considered to be representa­tive (5-8)

8. The upkeep of mother in canteen riot (11)

12. Remember sometimes having to hold hot coals? (6)

14. Like some snacks, made mine look attractive (6)

16. Short animal doctor Edward passed as being sound (6)

18. There’s nothing in apartments that bobs on the surface (6)

19. What artist depicting river scenes may do for castle entrances (11)

23. A little work at start of evening for peeper-out-of-window? (7-6)

DOWN

1. Nelson’s blood after end of raid takes some beating (4)

2. Wine like sweet vermouth turning up... (4)

3. ... is to follow its confusion, such being the situation (2,2,2)

4. In a vessel, ice cream sort of cakes (6)

5. Something ominous is given up to heartless gun (4)

6. A hundred are in the unit, not to be repeated (4)

9. He judges the Tiber to be turbulent in half the year (7)

10. Sort of loaf suitable to dwelling in the country? (7)

11. Price one may be offered to do up old, precious finishes? (4)

12. Sent on mission, he loses nothing but desire for what another has (4)

13. Sort of bread and whisky (3)

15. A driver under instructio­n approaches end of Mall: that’s the lot (3)

17. Knight going to bed turns up the wreckage (6)

18. Where brothers cook up a song inside (6)

19. Medical substance one needs get to cover the floor (4)

20. One singing a lot of variations (4)

21. Ghastly sound of a fairy-tale brother (4)

22. To keep one in stitches, about fifty committed murder (4)

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Across: 1. Bluebottle­s 7. Homed in 9. Fair 11. Franc 12. Direct

14. Polytechni­c 18. Secure 20. Exact 22. Neat 23. Hissing

24. Attraction­s

Down: 2. Lumbago 3. Owns 4. Evade 5. Shaft 6. Crate

8. Dockyard 10. Highness 13. Bet 15. Italian 16. Using 17. Stage

19. Craft 21. Chic

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