Cape Argus

10-minute Crossword

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Have fun with this straightfo­rward crossword.

ACROSS

1 Incinerate (4) 3 Gazing fiercely (7) 9 Hedgerow fruit (3) 10 Work on a loom (5) 11 Device recording fuel consumptio­n (5) 12 Drilling frame (7) 13 Germ-free, uncontamin­ated (7) 14 Feathery, light (5) 16 Foul breath (9) 18 Extempore (9) 20 Speed contests (5) 22 Fractious (7) 24 Grand late afternoon meal (4,3) 26 Jewish religious leader (5) 27 Rain and snow (5) 28 Feathered scarf (3) 29 Robbery (7) 30 Wavering mist (4)

DOWN

1 Shady leafy recess (5)

2 Noisily, loutishly (7) 3 Rough estimate (5) 4 Leaned-upon part of a sofa (7) 5 Congenital (9) 6 Cultivated areas of ground (7) 7 Follow secretly (6) 8 Discuss work-related matters (4,4) 15 30-day month (9)

17 Audible sign of amusement (8) 18 Put in jeopardy (7) 19 Mouth-like opening (7) 20 Rowing tournament (7) 21 Ancient Egyptian beetle symbol (6) 23 Hurried (5) 25 Piece of furniture (5)

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