SU­PER CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Pretoria News - - THE X-FILES -

ACROSS

1 Sur­face wear for the sailor in wet weather? (6)

5 With which the mon­ster pre­tends to be a fe­male one? (6)

8 On cue, out comes the an­i­mal (5)

9 Tax is my busi­ness (6)

10 Woolly an­swer to, “How shall we get there, dear?” (6)

11 Fur­ther from the re­treat­ing man (5)

14 Be sick of beef (8)

16 Say it’s very good and put it up by a penny (6)

18 In which the beds are al­ways in or­der? (9,6)

20 Feel in­dig­nant and re­turn half the money held (6)

22 Makes a grab at the notes (8) 25 Con­de­scend to fill the hole in (5)

27 The lady’s man’s come back and he wants to be alone (6)

28 Hang on to the lit­tle ras­cal to put a stop to it (6)

29 From Loche, back in Ger­many (5) 30 Spoke sharply to and hit (6)

31 Leave the in­can­ta­tion un­fin­ished, it’s true (6)

DOWN

1 Mes­sages sent by hand (3-3)

2 Un­der­stand G is miss­ing from the file (4) 3 Be af­ter all some kind of mole-cast (4,4) 4 Will “what kind of cof­fee would you like?” meet with it? (7,8)

5 Leave the City shrouded in mois­ture (6) 6 Look sur­pris­edly at the ring-tailed mon­key (4)

7 Plac­ard with a warn­ing for would-be skaters (6)

12 Used the gun and shot the man through the heart (7)

13 Jeer at the in­junc­tion against tor­ture (7) 15 Put­ting a lit­tle weight on, fig­ure it’s some­thing in the air (5)

17 What did Adam say to, “Can you speak Ital­ian?” (That’s a rid­dle) (5)

19 Get­ting one to be ac­quis­i­tive (8)

20 Giv­ing less thought to food (6)

21 Tried in­stead to change the time (6) 23 “Small” and a num­ber will be writ­ten on the shoe (6)

24To catch one, put some up­side-down (4) 26 Look up­set, just the same (4)

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