Week­end cross­word

Otago Daily Times - - DIVERSIONS -

ACROSS

1 Was anx­ious about vis­i­tor’s head

get­ting cut (6)

5 Noisy fluter, out of sorts, peev­ish (7) 9 Holy many a per­son to pelt with

mis­siles (5)

10 Con­spir­a­cies made by ring in small

patches of land (9)

11 Peo­ple who are ea­ger for al­co­hol? (6,7) 13 Ken­tish chaps, per­haps, in club’s

un­der­ground area (8)

14 A jewel in one con­stel­la­tion (6) 16 Dis­in­ter for­mer Cardinal (6) 18 Tea­party in which there’s rab­bit,

fol­lowed by a con­test (3­5)

21 Nau­ti­cal of­fi­cer to give shel­ter to

teacher (7­6)

23 I shall, joined by a tan­ta­liser, be­come

em­bar­rassed (3,2,4)

24 Poke around for all to see, be­ing

ar­ro­gant (5)

25 Doc­tor’s given the French girl wine (7) 26 Trim­mer gets Diana in a row (6)

DOWN

2 Very an­cient, all this, so held as

mys­te­ri­ous (2,3,2,3,5) 3 Vol­cano cap­tured by force in coun­try of

South­east Asia (7)

4 Oust­ing the ed­i­tor, turn­ing up be­fore

sit­ting (8)

5 Lord, if ir­ri­tated, gets red­faced (6) 6 New net I twist and in­ter­weave (7) 7 Per­fect­ing an oars­man’s coup de grace

(9,6)

8 Se­cure with a rope left on a tree (4) 9 Quiet strolls with­out a leader, mak­ing a

mess (8) 12 Imag­ined an­cient Bri­ton, aw­fully rude

(8)

15 Nour­ish­ing fruit I ac­cepted in ten­ant’s

pay­ment (8)

17 A hus­band’s ruin — sex ap­peal and a

lot of beer (7)

19 Pan­icked and ran off, grab­bing one very

qui­etly (7)

20 Weed car­ry­ing pe­ri­od­i­cal gains re­spect

(6)

22 Sec­tion of au­di­to­rium lifted up for

cin­ema show (4)

See next Satur­day’s edi­tion for the so­lu­tion to this puz­zle.

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