CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

The Dominion Post - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. Risk a lit­tle Latin in this part of the church (7)

6. It was a bat­tle to carry one in such a chair (5)

9. One in role-change needs a lit­tle room (5)

10. Is de­lighted to have given one grat­i­fi­ca­tion (7)

11. Be dim about how to plant it firmly in (5)

12. Fit one out with some last bon mot (5)

13. Legs are dis­trib­uted as it feasts one (7)

15. The busi­ness of ro­man­tic li­ai­son (6)

16. Some of the best ovens in cook­ing ap­pa­ra­tus (5)

18. In a book, a pic­ture of an an­i­mal (5)

20. First March Hare came first to serail (5)

21. Se­lect part of the lit­er­ary out­put (5)

22. Quote pre­vi­ous spouse first to stir one’s emo­tions (6)

25. Wa­ter-bird may moon about with her (7)

26. Be­ings in­volved in tea distri­bu­tion (5)

27. Anne Hath­away re­turned some of the red dye (5)

28. Switches lost egg for them (7)

29. I spoil one piece of Ja­panese porce­lain (5)

30. One so tight-fisted might al­most be re­miss (5)

31. Big breeze, one is told, for im­por­tant peo­ple (7)

DOWN

1. Very richly dressed in cape – or sad about it (11)

2. To re­quite the years that sur­round an archdea­con (6)

3. Fly­ing Fortresses were real: these are not (7,2,3,3)

4. Sort of mag­netite does let on so (9)

5. It’s less in sum, or might be (5)

6. Said the wrong word like ‘lick­skid’ (4,2,3,6)

7. How did el­e­gant and cour­te­ous baron die? (8)

8. Fel­low turns up at Land of sleep (3)

14. Play­ers of 76 that were noted (11)

17. In short, court imag­ine how ob­scure it is (9)

19. Scout can make the books (8) 23. Ex­plo­sive things, cara­paces! (6)

24. A book of moun­tains (5)

27. The sound bees make will smell bad (3)

YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION: Across: 7. Un­for­get­table 8. String along

12. St­ingy 14. De­mure 16. Rob­ing 18. Starry 19. Des­per­ately

23. Un­con­di­tional

Down: 1. Ants 2. Four 3. Agency 4. Strand 5. Halo 6. Plug 9. Thim­ble

10. Neu­tral 11. Deny 12. Sore 13. Gin 15. Eat 17. Greedy 18. Scatty

19. Dine 20. Soon 21. Eros 22. Year

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