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Pretoria News - - THE X-FILES -

CRYPTIC ACROSS

1 Is very care­ful which girl knocks off (5,7)

9 Puts off re­turn­ing re­la­tions by satel­lite (7)

10 Proofs of what’s cook­ing on­board (7)

11 Ruled dress was worn with­out direc­tion (10) 12 Filipino Boe­ing land­ing with­out in­stru­ment (4) 14 De­posit left by horse around the out­skirts of Nas­sau (6) 16 Ten-con­sec­u­tive years, and not only empty but in de­cline (8)

18 Kind of sheep, how­ever an ex­otic fruit as well (8) 19 Ob­scure study about Bib­li­cal boat (6)

22 Take off one’s clothes in the barn (4)

23 Rea­son kid had a pet pro­ject (10)

26 Twisted the rags into folds of ma­te­rial (7)

27 Court of­fi­cer to grow more un­well dur­ing punchup (7)

28 Po­et­i­cally speak­ing out be­fore line in the in­ter­ests of ac­cu­racy (3,3,6)

DOWN

1 Hit the shel­ter for strays (5) 2 Real­is­ing Ern’s No Four iron is miss­ing (10)

3 Har­ness to­gether large and small coun­try­men (6) 4 Taken in by mag­ne­tised de­vices in the end (8) 5 Tech­ni­cal foul to show part of the leg (4)

6 Fair chance it’s not an odd hol­i­day (4,5)

7 Since head­hunter took pack on re­li­gious re­treat (6) 8 Look out of space and time (6)

13 Cherry played on har­mon­i­cas (10)

15 Sec­ond in com­mand of town plan­ning across the Earth (6,3)

17 Of­fend Is­raeli as­sem­bly with a de­sign for sweaters (4,4)

18 Step down as rock singer (6)

20 Flake out at lack of re­spect, with re­spect to one’s hat (3,3)

21 Bit nippy in­side denim blend (6)

24 Age-old story of civilised cen­tre in mod­ern times (5) 25 Bunk down with­out end­ing obli­ga­tion (4)

QUICK ACROSS

1 Short­ened form of a word (12)

9 Aero­drome (7)

10 Fru­gal (7)

11 Groyne, sea­wall (10) 12 Mark left by a wound (4) 14 Red­dish brown (6) 16 Fe­male ado­les­cence (8) 18 Dis­ease preva­lent across en­tire coun­tries (8)

19 Na­tive of Nairobi (6) 22 Talon (4)

23 Lim­ited (10)

26 Im­pos­ing build­ing (7) 27 Glaswe­gian soc­cer club (7)

28 Re­cov­er­ing from an ill­ness (12)

DOWN

1 Con­cur (5)

2 Ac­coun­tant (10)

3 Snare, lure into dan­ger (6) 4 Daunt­less (8)

5 Sod (4)

6 Re­lat­ing to the sense of smell (9)

7 Curve in a road’s sur­face (6)

8 Cross­bred (6)

13 Loy­alty, fealty (10)

15 Small repub­lic sur­rounded by Italy (3,6) 17 Of the stars (8)

18 Pouch in­side a gar­ment (6)

20 Na­tur­ist (6)

21 Womb (6)

24 Lar­ceny (5)

25 Ukrainian cap­i­tal (4)

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