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Whangarei Report - - WHAT’S ON -

ACROSS

1. Flow­ers found in pots? (3-5). 6. Swim­ming aces? (4).

8. A minor draw-back (4). 9. A pest on the golf-course? (5-3). 10. Bet it’s the post (5). 11. They’re solemn, for a change, and sour (6). 13. She’s a brother Dane, per­haps (6). 15. He’s an old en­emy of Eng­land (6). 17. Ph­leg­matic fig­ure in a tar­tan (6). 19. Less to the fore later on (5). 22. Does food taste fiendish when it is? (8). 23. A mare that’s a he! (4). 24. Holds off a hun­dred and fifty snakes (4). 25. Not hav­ing grown-not any more, that is (2,6).

DOWN

2. Some­thing that used to be per­formed just right (5). 3. What the tomato had in the cow­boy film (7). 4. Turned up in the gas ring for the pud­ding (4). 5. At­tack­ing the peas? (8). 6. For the work-room I’m get­ting a tough ma­te­rial (5). 7. She’s dis­torted be­cause of a bad line (7). 12. Did the man do in about fifty with the in­stru­ment? (8). 14. Waves you get at the hair­dresser’s (7). 16. What you said to the tone-deaf per­son singing it? (7). 18. Breaks off-for lunch, per­haps (5). 20. Re­move your slip? (5). 21. Lazysound­ing per­son with lots of fans (4).

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