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Cape Times - - THE X-FILES -

Yes­ter­day’s so­lu­tions:

Across: 1 Rare. 3 Threaded. 8 Veto. 9 Sing-sing. 11 Serve at ta­ble. 13 Oys­ter. 14 Tickle. 17 Es­tate agents. 20 Ap­ti­tude. 21 Aria. 22 De­parted. 23 Idle.

Down: 1 Re­vi­sion. 2 Re­turns. 4 Hoists. 5 En­grav­ings. 6 Drill. 7 Digs. 10 Bene­fac­tor. 12 Seascape. 15 Kin­dred. 16 Nee­dle. 18 Set-up. 19 Bald.

ACROSS

3 Timely em­ploy­ment should be wound up (9) 8 Some­what chaotic and about one’s ears (4)

9 A course de­signed to be rapidly taken (9)

10 A board in po­si­tion en­gage a player? (4,2)

11 This age is very far from first-class (5)

14 Agree to strike? (5)

15 Such a tide helps to make one ap­proach sand banks war­ily (4)

16 A lot of pa­per con­cerned with some writ­ing (5)

18 They may look right to su­pe­ri­ors (4)

20 Gam­blers take a hand in it (5)

21 A num­ber on hand (5) 24 Car­pen­ter likely to be­come a union mem­ber? (6)

25 It may give a tele­phone sub­scriber more time to pay, but adds to his bill (9)

26 Free from any sound of dis­tur­bance (4)

27 His speech is never straight­for­ward (9)

ACROSS

3 Ac­knowl­edge­ment (9) 8 Dregs (4)

9 Con­duct (9)

10 Eaten into (6)

11 Guide (5)

14 Suf­fer (5)

15 Check (4)

16 Moribund (5)

18 Story (4)

20 Wire­less (5) 21 Cor­rect (5)

24 Dread (6)

25 Ig­nore (9)

26 Cosy (4)

27 Evolved (9) CRYP­TIC that to

DOWN

1 It’s highly mys­te­ri­ous (3,6) 2 Erring, hav­ing been badly di­rected? (9)

4 It’s bound to mean a change of plea (4)

5 A num­ber aban­doned and split (5)

6 Con­flict over a study for a col­lege head (6)

7 A pain in the neck (4)

9 Not a sub­ject needed by most school­child­ren! (5) 11 Out­moded trans­port com­ing back in fash­ion? (5)

12 Think­ing in a cal­cu­lat­ing way (9)

13 Ac­com­mo­da­tion for a lean guest? (5,4)

17 It may cause a stir at the tea ta­ble (5)

19 Say­ing noth­ing about the in­lets (6)

22 Off­spring is a girl (5)

23 Is it used by way out peo­ple? (4)

24 It’s not to be taken se­ri­ously though all right at heart (4)

QUICK

DOWN

1 Ease (9)

2 Make con­tent (9) 4 Ac­tion (4) 5 Un­suit­able (5) 6 Trem­ble (6) 7 Re­spon­si­bil­ity (4) 9 Defy (5)

11 Threw (5) 12 Trans­la­tion (9) 13 Hearten (9) 17 Avarice (5) 19 Ap­pear (6) 22 African (5) 23 S.Ire­land (4) 24 Gen­uine (4)

Yes­ter­day’s so­lu­tions:

Across: 1 Nick. 3 Upraised. 8 Near. 9 Con­tract. 11 Ef­fer­ves­cent. 13 Struck. 14 Im­pend. 17 Ap­pre­hen­sive. 20 Lar­board. 21 Lend. 22 Pleas­ant. 23 Stem.

Down: 1 Non­sense. 2 Cham­fer. 4 Proper. 5 At­tach­ment. 6 Stain. 7 Dote. 10 Pre­car­i­ous. 12 Ad­den­dum. 15 Em­i­nent. 16 Charon. 18 Purse. 19 Clap.

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