SU­PER CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

Pretoria News - - THE X-FILES -

ACROSS

1 Try to get M Aspel out (6) 4 They laugh at the chest with the pointed ends (8) 10 Forced to join the ter­ror­ists in the is­land (7) 11 Ex­plain in more de­tail the in­tri­ca­cies of a green pound (7) 12 Moan, as a rule, when I drop in com­ing back (4) 13 Putting in pa­per? (8,2) 16 Name on an Amer­i­can can (6) 17 Men of cul­ti­va­tion and grand oars­men (7) 20 Plough­man wal­low­ing in tributes, no doubt (3-4) 21 Wor­ried, point the horse out (6) 24 The novice is given money to pay the bill (10) 25 On the house? That’s gen­er­ous! (4) 27 Nine can be packed into the stan­dard re­cep­ta­cle (7) 29 Point to the prior; a per­son of great wis­dom (7) 30 Don’t screw the eyes up so much – that’s very good! (8) 31 Mean­ing there’s time to get a tin out, any­way (6)

DOWN

1 Show me to be wrong at the end, to a de­gree (8) 2 And pies (mince), in the main im­ported (4,2,5) 3 Put back the clock! (4) 5 Amer­i­can In­di­ans com­ing around by way of Vir­ginia? (8) 6 Also sub­scribe to the view that the thin ice is skat­able? (4,2,4) 7 It’s an English car, boob! (3) 8 Doesn’t re­alise that one is ly­ing? (6) 9 Keep af­ter him! (5) 14 In which bug­ging de­vices are used by the en­emy? (4,7) 15 “No, it’s cer­tainly not wob­bly”? (4,6) 18 As the ar­son­ist’s plan does, when it goes awry? (8) 19 There and then be­comes a fol­lower (8) 22 Dam the ris­ing river in places (4,2) 23 Not Mommy’s girl! (5) 26 Plant found in the Bog­side (4) 28 For once, mak­ing no sound (3)

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