Cape Argus

DOUBLE CROSSWORD

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CRYPTIC ACROSS

1 Extra large shock absorber (6)

5 Set watch before kickstarti­ng beat (6)

10 Sited building after changes in sea level (5) 11 Role in cabinet unit being installed in top floor plan (9) 12 Ride came out between pence and pounds and before new pence (10) 13 Allude to the sound of vision (4)

15 Rule about the top of stairs to step down (6) 16 Weapons in the hands of team members? (4,4) 18 Radio set designed in the shape of a star (8) 20 Involved intricacy without any authority (6) 23 Inspired when Anglican leader married (4)

24 Pardon slur about lions (10)

27 Ex-blotter transferre­d holder of the post (6,3) 28 Stench returns and joins up (5)

29 Coming commercial outlet (6)

30 Talk a turn with street directory (6)

DOWN

2 Strip head of doctors during nurses’ shift (7) 3 Travellers go by alternativ­e genres (10)

4 Fix broken rapier (6) 5 Reptile stuck leg beneath the earth (8)

6 Blow west, towards the stern (4)

7 Breed of dog curtailing miner (7)

8 Second highest station (4) 9 Turned censor if relating to argument (8)

14 Material for one noticing easy mark (10)

15 Clearly referred to the present time in a rebel conflict (8)

17 Gradually plot the evolution of computing capacity? (3,2,3)

19 Walk around the ends to be attended to (7)

21 Piffling score of four in test (7)

22 Firm makes cuts and cajoles others into action (6) 25 Sniff out reported negatives (4)

26 Dole out in the cemetery (4)

QUICK ACROSS

1 Line on a map joining places of equal pressure (6) 5 Spirit distilled from wine (6)

10 North African nation (5) 11 Indigestio­n (9) 12 Childhood illness (10) 13 Make well (4)

15 Retail store (6)

16 Escort who travels ahead (8)

18 In concert (8) 20 Himalayan nation (6) 23 Bring in an income (4) 24 Heavy downpour (10) 27 Pioneer of printing (9) 28 Warble (5)

29 Backslide (6)

30 Device for steering a ship (6)

DOWN

2 Make ends meet (7) 3 Bubonic plague (5,5) 4 Rat or mouse (6)

5 Strait between European and Asian Turkey (8) 6 Declare, maintain (4) 7 Move downward (7) 8 Alliance of parties (4) 9 Large cooking pot (8) 14 Forbidden by law (10) 15 Prevail over, prepondera­te (8) 17 Recklessly determined (4-4)

19 Strangle (7)

21 White ant (7)

22 Crude, uncouth (6) 25 Speak (4)

26 At some time past (4)

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