DOU­BLE CROSSWORD

Pretoria News - - THE X-FILES -

CRYP­TIC ACROSS

1 Not care at all if you lack an owl’s sound qual­i­ties (4,4,1,4) 9 To­ken Green fi­nally con­verted oil­man (7) 10 Coach to lock up gold for safe­keep­ing (7) 11 Car spent time in dock (5) 12 Hardly our French friend (3,6) 13 Help in court as a lag lied out­ra­geously (5,3) 14 Spir­ited heav­ens are about av­er­age (6) 17 Start­ing school after work­ing early shifts (6) 19 Blank cheque for an un­oc­cu­pied worker? (4,4) 22 Print has even teenage char­ac­ters talk­ing madly (9) 24 Spot­ted cuckoo (5) 26 Wa­ter at the mouth in front of stone thrower? (7) 27 Sharper gran­ite rocks (7) 28 In­sur­ers blame poor iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of prod­ucts (6,7)

DOWN

1 Dug up ma­te­rial (5) 2 Meant wear­ing silver iden­ti­fi­ca­tion la­bel (4,3) 3 In most cases a demon­stra­tion of DNA? (9) 4 Glen and I can squeeze an orange (8) 5 Don­key set off prop­erty (6) 6 Aus­tralia has sin­gle most im­por­tant source of UV pro­tec­tion (5) 7 Ad­vance screen­ing at the back of the truck (7) 8 Trust­ing to have made yards in weeded plot (4-4) 13 Big dol­lars came close to gen­eros­ity (8) 15 As­sumed name some­how used to come be­tween horse and mas­ter (9) 16 Buck up Scot­tish moun­tain, trapped good and proper (8) 18 Pools Hol­ly­wood and Bri­tish co­me­di­ans (7) 20 One split ends on jour­ney with legs apart (7) 21 Slip in­side as I switched on range (6) 23 Beam after turn­ing right at traf­fic light (5) 25 Length of back gar­dens? (5)

QUICK ACROSS

1 Rendering a room im­per­vi­ous to noise (13) 9 Mind chil­dren (7) 10 Can­cel out, neu­tralise (7) 11 Re­move sol­u­ble con­stituents by per­co­la­tion (5) 12 Bul­let cas­ing (9) 13 De­vi­at­ing from nor­mal (8) 14 Globe (6) 17 Ar­range­ment, or­gan­i­sa­tion (6) 19 Syrup made from raw sugar (8) 22 Con­se­quently (9) 24 Sib­ling’s child (5) 26 Liquorice flavour (7) 27 Army unit (7) 28 Boxer in a light class (13)

DOWN

1 Greek prophet­ess (5) 2 Re­sent­ment, of­fence (7) 3 Fire a gun (9) 4 Close-mouthed (8) 5 Crotch­ety (6) 6 Layabout (5) 7 Cook­ing plate (7) 8 Moun­tains sep­a­rat­ing France and Spain (8) 13 Ger­man shep­herd (8) 15 Mourn­ful, melan­choly (9) 16 Penul­ti­mate month (8) 18 Head of lo­cal po­lice in the US (7) 20 Af­fair, sit­u­a­tion (slang) (7) 21 Seat on an ele­phant’s back (6) 23 Colonic ir­ri­ga­tion (5) 25 Make a stren­u­ous ef­fort (5)

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