CRYP­TIC

Whangarei Report - - WHAT’S ON -

ACROSS

1. Love bird! (4). 7, Would one look en­chant­ing wear­ing it? (5-4). 8. Pinches and drinks (4). 9. Think it sounds like cat-calls (4). 10. She had stor­age space in the gar­den (4).

11. He ‘s over­grown and there­fore back­ward (4). 14. It would look rather good in an old court­yard (6,4). 16. Would you find it un­der a blan­ket of snow? (5,2,3). 19. Verve that Dot doesn’t have? (4). 22. Bird food! (4). 24. Fig­ure I’ve three-quar­ters of it (4). 25. Linen that looks like green vel­vet? (4). 26. Where the doc­tor should show an in­ter­est, what­ever hap­pens (2,3,4). 27. Cuts and tints, we’re told (4).

DOWN

1. Does go with a dog? (5). 2. Dance that has many an im­i­ta­tor (5). 3. Small-time! (6). 4. Go back to be­ing al­ways in the right (6). 5. Is the head of the is­land on the English river? (4). 6. Flam­ing in­sects? (9). 12. De­duc­ing it’s an as­sem­bly (9). 13. Put the weapon back in the creeper (4). 15. One gets pulled out of bed! (4). 17. Where you might work, the skat­ing star re­laxes (6). 18. Do busi­ness with the bro­ker be­fore you’re fully dressed (6). 20. Con­scious there’s a con­flict with the east (5). 21. Work­ers who are not all thumbs! (5). 23. A gang and with it an out­law (4).

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