CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

The Southland Times - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. A hitch against time, as the French say (11) 9. Refuse a stew of a sort (5) 10. Can’t be sat­is­fied with it in a blasé way (10) 11. Aw­ful fear of be­ing right among the departed (5) 12. Work­ing hard, starts scrub­bing wash­ing (7) 14. It’s the left that is not true (3) 15. Ro­dents back­ing the sun, for one (4) 16. Work up pre­vi­ous part­ner and name co-re­spon­dent (6) 17. Bro­ken bust may hurt one’s toe (4) 21. Mush­rooms that show a re­turn for spec­u­la­tion (4) 22. Cap­i­tal crime of race­horse suf­fer­ing a set­back (6) 23. He en­ter­tains the army (4) 26. Is a mon­key of a sort (3) 27. Also it’s be­fore it’s played at a slow and steady pace (7) 29. Spy is a gen­tle­man, in short (5) 30. Thirst Cain had, in­spired by Chris­tian op­po­nent (10) 31. Sym­bol that’s re­spected one will carry to Maiden­head (5) 32. Like North and South in a shared state (11)

DOWN

2. Ob­trud­ing win­dow made of gold that is left (5) 3. True to life relic: it’s a medley (9) 4. Nights of dif­fer­ent ob­jects (6) 5. Free­dom to move it in my boil per­haps (8) 6. Scan­di­na­vian weeds get blown about (5) 7. Agree­ment, as it was put in the mail (6) 8. Armed po­lice force agree: min­der is put out (11) 12. Street he was wan­der­ing as they were in love (11) 13. Over­head fea­ture in a par­tic­u­lar church (4) 18. He mis­man­ages the ru­ble, nerd that he can be (9) 19. Sort of group, less than a chip off the block? (8) 20. It’s noth­ing to the row a god made (4) 24. Gets wind of sound sense (6) 25. A French boy-waiter (6) 26. Char­ac­ter to put foot down, hard (5) 28. An or­ches­tral all-to­gether from the pit tutu showed up (5)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.