Cape Times

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

3 Fully trained but subject to a limitation perhaps (9) 8 Employer in serious error (4) 9 Swallow mother’s feast (9) 10 Stragglers revealed in streetligh­ts (6)

11 They are certainly biased (5) 14 He keeps far too much to himself (5)

15 What one said after reflection (4)

16 Therefore go away (5)

18 It’s about time for a piece of news (4)

20 Take it and go (5)

21 Either way you can play it (5) 24 Company doctor at a fight (6)

25 He doesn’t have to be smart to fool the birds (9)

26 It means no rest to the Italian (4)

27 The growth of a fairy tale (9)

DOWN

1 Her charges are usually small (9)

2 Sad bearer of news indeed (9)

4 It could kill though it’s not down as poison (4)

5 There’s a great deal to this game (5)

6 Show touching affection (6) 7 Made-up cheese (4)

9 Wise choice of an original Christmas gift (5)

11 Tied up money? (5)

12 As a personal record, it’s rather fragmentar­y (9) 13 Anticipate the woods cover everyone (9)

17 Drinking bender (5)

19 Her sisters are not really her sisters (6)

22 Tom comes up with it - that’s understood (5)

23 He follows the account painfully (4)

24 A spring I pass round (4)

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