DOU­BLE CROSS­WORD

Cape Times - - THE X-FILES -

CRYP­TIC ACROSS

3 Plenty in favour of a merger (9)

8 Former morn­ing pa­per (4)

9 Slug­gard mak­ing lit­tle progress with a tu­tor (9)

10 Class a num­ber as pre­cise (6)

11 They carry goods south in stormy seas (5)

14 Strip a fire-arm? (5)

15 Ab­sorbed with a new part (4)

16 Wounds in a most ab­sent­minded way (5)

18 Pitcher we re­turn with lit­tle hes­i­ta­tion (4)

20 Acted strangely for a Ser­vice trainee (5)

21 Come up to stretch be­tween bends (5)

24 Habit-form­ing, crafts­man (6)

25 Broke down, oddly enough! (7,2)

26 Cap­i­tal needed so brought back fifty and noth­ing more (4)

27 Neigh­bourly in­vi­ta­tion – after an op­er­a­tion? (4,5)

DOWN

1 He may do you a good turn! (9)

2 Not a bad bid for the round­abouts? (4,5)

4 One may call it a break­fast favourite (4)

5 Colours and be­comes servile (5)

6 Rather ear­lier (6)

7 Formerly found in a prison cell (4)

9 These are sure to be brisk for beer on board (5)

11 A strike may make one ashamed (5)

12 Old-timer (9)

13 Spec­ify space avail­able for a first-class pas­sen­ger (5-4)

17 Throw away a fight? (5)

19 Pos­si­bly se­cure and free from dan­ger (6)

22 Belief in sa­cred of­fice (5)

23 A mon­ster came up for that rea­son (4)

24 A fit con­vert, per­haps (4)

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