SU­PER CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

Pretoria News - - THE X-FILES - Find the phrase, say­ing or name in this ar­rrange­ment of let­ters

ACROSS

3 A sea-shanty? (5-5)

8 The ar­gu­ment in time will be re­solved (6) 9 He’s hold­ing a for­eign coin (4)

10 What the can­ni­bal thinks one wears when dressed for din­ner? (6,4)

11 Is back with her on the screen (3)

13 Back the first side in the game (4)

14 Talks about rain and the signs of spring in the gar­den (7)

15 A case that will in­ter­est you greatly (4) 17 He sings with “The Bach­e­lors”, in that case (5)

20 Sit again in back rows (5)

22 Slight set-back at the baker’s (4)

24 With an air of ex­haus­tion, cau­tiously sheath­ing the point (7)

25 Duck with honey (4)

27 Comes back with “Good day for a swim” (3)

28 Hol­i­day over, what the pro­fes­sional gam­bler will do (4,2,4)

29 Other­wise, I will go in to get the girl (4) 30 A flower or a bean (6)

31 A stretch of wa­ter that’s passed over? (3,4,3)

DOWN

1 Pud­ding is a lemon souf­fle (8)

2 Bog ev­ery­body in it down (6)

3 About the corn-fly, is tire­some (7)

4 The la­bel states the name of the river (5) 5 Lean pe­riod dur­ing which you don’t work (4)

6 Cer­tain to hold, af­ter the reshuf­fle, a nice, cushy job (8)

7 Ob­vi­ously likes sea-cress, prop­erly dressed (8)

12 Run as a com­mu­nist (4)

14 For a spell, sleeps up­side-down (4) 16 The girl that got locked in the safe? (4) 17 Was due to ap­pear in the match, but with­drew (5,3)

18 Drove in a panic (8)

19 He wrote a band num­ber one day (4) 21 How one is af­ter a re­fresher course, or the other way round (8)

23 The trauma’s due to a quake in the is­land (7)

25 Record you ac­quire in do­ing an­i­mal im­i­ta­tions (6)

26 Is about to fid­dle the fig­ures for the church (5)

28 Live on, thanks to the let­ter (4)

Fri­day’s so­lu­tions:

Across: 1 Tar­mac. 5 Dragon. 8 Ounce. 9 Cus­tom. 10 Car­pet. 11 Ex­tra. 14 Com­plain. 16 Praise. 18 Monastery gar­den. 20 Re­sent. 22 Snatches. 25 Stoop. 27 Her­mit. 28 Im­pend. 29 Essen. 30 Rapped. 31 Gospel.

Down: 1 Tic-tac. 2 Rasp. 3 Come last. 4 In­stant re­sponse. 5 De­camp. 6 Gape. 7 No­tice. 12 Sprayed. 13 Bar­rack. 15 Ozone. 17 Sieve. 19 Grasp­ing. 20 Rasher. 21 Tasted. 23 San­dal. 24 Trap. 26 Peep.

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