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New Zealand Listener - - DIVERSIONS - By David Toss­man

Clues across

6. Iwi cap­tures a French guardian (7) 7. Gi­gan­tic night-flyer eats be­fore mid­day Mass (7) 9. Bambi de­cap­i­tated – that is spooky (5) 10. What’s done in triage is un­wise? (3-6) 11. Ma­rine con­veys note from bass I hear? (4-3) 13. A num­ber of years were rot­ten, some might say (6) 15. Grasp what the pho­tog­ra­pher Quiz Word has to do (3,3,7) 19. Good deal qui­etly given for a for pub­li­ca­tion while to youth leader (6) 20. Idly give the thumbs up then the thumbs down (7) 23. Fe­line crea­ture, a lion run­ning wild, and a re­gion of Europe (9) 24. Put the caviar back hav­ing taken lux­ury car in con­fu­sion (5) 26. Ride the waves with cham­pion out­side (7) 27. Overeat, knock­ing back some fine grog ner­vously (7)

Clues down

1. An un­be­liev­able char­ac­ter uses trains when go­ing north (4) 2. Songs for a cou­ple about very com­fort­able bed­ding (6) 3. In­ter­ceded, tak­ing co­caine and given cu­ra­tive drugs (9) 4. Cheeky chaps eat­ing dessert take it out­side (8) 5. Hear­ing old non­sense: it’s the way the Bea­tles were (4-6) 1490 6. Trousers are dainty on de­tec­tive sergeant (6) 7. Meek Amer­i­can doctor has one left in­side (4) 8. Ob­scure fowl gives one the­olo­gian the run-around (6) 12. Quite sim­ple or merely neat per­haps (10) 14. Ar­rive late, con­fused and lack­ing en­ergy from fly­ing (3,6) 16. A law in­volved with com­pli­cated tort re­sults in all-en­com­pass­ing con­flict (5,3) 17. The woman col­lar­ing po­lice of­fi­cer turned down dates (6) 18. A unit of grad­u­a­tion (6) 21. Look at per­son of great wis­dom an­nounc­ing global cool­ing (3,3) 22. Keen to roll a joint (4) 25. How to cook veni­son nicely in an in­frared cooker (4)

Puz­zle No 1099

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