SU­PER CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

Pretoria News - - THE X-FILES -

ACROSS

1 They are in­clined to be places for novice skiers (7,6)

8 Pos­si­bly takes in Civil Ser­vice boxes (7) 9 Not ap­pear­ing in the rules for “Ban­dits” (7) 11 Are wor­ried by the har­vester (6)

13 Rat emerg­ing from trans­planted trees, the Ger­man held (8)

15 Pays close at­ten­tion to the sounds of mu­sic (5)

16 One re­spon­si­ble for a cover-up in the bal­let world (7)

18 Is hes­i­tant, mak­ing changes af­ter the 1st of Fe­bru­ary (7)

19 A sub­ject to select end­lessly (5)

21 Soft ground sur­round­ing the tor­toise (8) 23 Woollen cloth suit­able for a wall dec­o­ra­tion (6)

25 Make a sign to a judo ex­pert this month (7)

26 One rail con­verted into a wing flap (7) 28 Such a hurry you for­get to put any clothes on? (8,5)

DOWN

2 Par­venu is put out about show­biz celebrity (7)

3 Start le­gal pro­ceed­ings against her? (3) 4 Bas­ket-maker in a hurry (4)

5 Or use those from this de­pot? (10)

6 It’s fan­tas­tic, such shoes com­ing from “5” (5)

7 Ex­torted from the wrong cadet (7)

8 Town cen­tre Eric’s re­de­vel­oped (11)

10 How to re­move dirt from mat­tresses? (6-5)

12 Frame ap­peared at the end of the jumble sale (5)

14 I can some­how make an as­ser­tion about loy­alty (10)

17 Also, their odd con­stituents pro­vided the plant (5)

18 Rail­way em­ploy­ees if not mem­bers of the brigade (7)

20 Poor re­port about one en­ter­tainer (7) 22 To con­fuse, ap­pend the French ar­ti­cle (5)

24 Long piece of tim­ber eaten by pigs (4) 27 The meadow cov­ers less than the whole area (3)

Yes­ter­day’s so­lu­tions:

Across: 1 Sweet-corn. 8 Im­i­tate. 9 Cor­dial. 10 Slen­der. 13 Back­logs. 14 Gist. 16 The dead sea. 20 Late. 22 Mess. 24 Phe­nom­e­nal. 28 Thee. 29 Star­ling. 31 Sin­cere. 34 Back out. 35 Get­ting. 36 Over­spend.

Down: 1 Sack­but. 2 Earache. 3 Trill. 4 Obliged. 5 Nips. 6 Eton. 7 Re­prove. 11 Le­gato. 12 Data. 15 Sloe. 17 Hue. 18 Dash. 19 Ap­pear. 21 Tea. 22 Mes­sage. 23 Stun. 25 No­table. 26 Noi­some. 27 Lighted. 30 Rocks. 32 Cato. 33 Ergo.

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