CRYP­TIC

Whangarei Report - - WHAT’S ON -

ACROSS

1. In a flash! (4,9). 8. Food for hens in the wood (5). 9. Jumps and one cup’s bro­ken (7). 10. A cut pie in a tin, look­ing dec­o­ra­tive (3-3). 11. The diver’s cake? (6). 12. Lumps of metal you found in the cab­bage? (5). 14. A snake in French, a tree in Eng­land (5). 18. What he found the ‘en in? (6). 20. A school for farm­ers! (6). 23. Treat­ment for a stye? Non­sense! (3-4). 24. It’s like roy­alty turn­ing to drink (5). 25. Un­like the dic­tio­nary com­piler, he doesn’t talk much (3,2,3,5).

DOWN

1. Slight al­ter­ation the elec­tri­cian was needed for? (6). 2. A scoundrel but he may have a heart! (5). 3. Leav­ing the boat at the top of the stairs (7). 4. Note and im­i­tate the stare (4). 5. A more that usu­ally valu­able di­a­mond, per­haps (5). 6. It fumes - with anger? (7). 7. How the oil came out when she dug up the out­side? (6). 13. It’s light to carry! (7). 15. How it will dis­pose of the flies? (7). 16. Get back and have an­other think (6). 17. They fin­ished off the cross­words (6). 19. The big stick for the work­ers (5). 21.Is he a jolly fel­low? (5). 22. The key for you (4).

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