CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Southland Times - - Puzzles -

ACROSS 8. Chop a zag mak­ing cold Span­ish soup (8) 9. Bird with an over-large vic­tim (6) 10. Post­pran­dial, as some speak­ers are (5-6) 11. Took a meal in a tea-room (3) 13. Own one will al­low one to en­ter (5) 15. Re­spect­ful com­pli­ance with the En­gi­neers among the backs (9) 17. Sort of force to greet ten, com­i­cal though it may be (15) 19. A con­duit’s let out to a care­taker (9) 21. Broke the heat­ing ap­pa­ra­tus (5) 23. Set­tle for work be­ing on time (3) 24. Con­fi­dence is guar­an­teed on a Loch (11) 27. Greek Papa fud­dled by Ital­ian brandy (6) 28. Even lads might be en­thralled (8) DOWN 1. Flower, just one of Wordsworth’s host (8) 2. Doesn’t start to back­slide from part of the church (4) 3. Clouds of pounds may have been lost in old Ital­ian money (5) 4. Con­trary ac­tions enu­mer­a­tor takes the size of (15) 5. It’s a coin a head (9) 6. An­thro­poid show­ing up in the pam­pas (3) 7. Sort of cross lan­guages (6) 12. Refuse to ac­cept the right to throw one out (6) 14. En­cour­age en­light­en­ment, by the sound of it (6) 16. Swaps a fel­low for a skilled worker (9) 18. Be­ing be­sieged, pur­chased shares (8) 20. One of two on the cricket field maybe (6) 22. Un­tidy man­u­script? Yes, pos­si­bly (5) 25. Popham? (4) 26. Sort of glass agent (3) YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION: Across: 1. Crumb 4. Con­form 8. Over­state­ment 10. Creel 11. Huff 12. Toga 16. Ex­act 17. Or­nithol­o­gist 19. Slen­der 20. Topic Down: 1. Cooks the books 2. Use 3. Bi­sect 4. Crates 5. Nee­dle 6. Opened out 7. Ma­te­ri­al­is­tic 9. In­flu­ence 13. Seated 14. Favour 15. Ut­most 18. Imp

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