DOU­BLE CROSS­WORD

Pretoria News - - THE X-FILES -

ACROSS

1 Given no re­lief by means of shock­ing spleen (7,7) 10 Bolt into Smith’s crafty con­nect­ing band (7) 11 Warn­ing of sour grapes by the end of the vine (7)

12 Win over ter­mi­nal ill­ness with method (4)

13 Test rides crash­ing around cen­tre field laneway (4,6)

15 Pic­ture in­side pipes of nurs­ing homes (8) 16 Aban­doned support and qui­etly dropped into un­con­scious­ness (6) 19 Ar­ti­cle prob­ing re­mote “pop” (6)

20 Join in bat­tle to pro­duce fruit with limbs (4,4)

23 Pay men rue poor price (10)

25 No­nen­tity prunes his prize roses (4)

27 Re­cap when drained (3-4)

28 Garage busi­ness gets a raw deal in terms of money (3-4)

29 Choose rough log in trap for coat­ing with metal (14)

DOWN

2 On its way by ex­press train be­fore the last of the men take a seat (2,7) 3 My­nah fly­ing off with­out a song (4)

4 Clean liv­ing delu­sion (8) 5 Made top­less slap­per come down by rope (6) 6 Steps ac­tor used to win his au­di­ence (10)

7 Cross his heart and be highly re­garded (5) 8 Con­stituent parts to reel are about 100 (7)

9 Bad taste to stick out his head (6)

14 Swine tor­tures felon to find bird’s home (6,4) 17 Orig­i­nally Princess Caro­line mis­man­aged China (9)

18 Against turn­ing ar­ti­cle on its end (8)

19 Spurned of­fer to lodge ends of ridge on the house (3,4)

21 As well to be raised amid fe­male com­fort (6) 22 Un­bro­ken mount for brother of­fi­cer (6)

24 Pet hate, per­haps, of hair around dog’s tail? (5) 26 Naughty child in­truded into cel­e­bra­tion (4)

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