CRYP­TIC

Pretoria News - - THE X-FILES -

ACROSS

1 Cen­tral cast­ing dig in af­ter cast­ing news (6)

5 Run ship around great lake (6)

10 Turf out un­known quan­tity in mixed peel (5) 11 Change ten­der for sound equip­ment (9)

12 Put in a spell to make sod a dif­fer­ent colour (2,1,5) 13 Chlo­rine dose in­duced shut-down (6)

16 Num­bers hogshead as food (4)

17 Dessert’s own fra­grance for men (10)

19 Traded stock as mid­dle man ru­ined Brit and saw red (10)

20 Put two balls in cen­tre pocket grill (4)

22 Fools cal­cu­late wet en­gine speed (6)

23 Greek god put off Odin (8)

25 South Amer­i­can en­ter­ing a maze (9)

27 Ly­ing flat af­ter sin­gu­lar num­ber (5)

28 Take away and turn me over (6)

29 Get a tongue-lash­ing when I en­ter a man­ual oc­cu­pa­tion (6)

DOWN

2 Far-fetched lit­ter lies up a limb (11)

3 En­list, bran­dish­ing arms (6)

4 Be­come ex­cited at a way of en­tranc­ing a cat? (3,2,1,4) 5 Cap­tive worker hears the waves (4)

6 Hard go­ing with­out Babe? (8)

7 Drop into trap of web builder (3)

8 Cor­rupt­ing heavy metal in fuel charger (7,6)

9 Guess at one’s po­si­tion on body count? (4,9)

14 Made draft so keen for a Jewish sym­bol (4,2,5) 15 Lib­eral or­gan­is­ing noble event (10)

18 En­ter and set off piebald horse (4,4)

21 Spring gen­eral or­der­ing eyes right (6)

24 Cover up skin (4)

26 Hurry on mid­dle-aged egghead (3)

Yes­ter­day’s so­lu­tions:

Across: 1 Sag. 3 Clever clogs. 9 Bailiff. 10 Con­cave. 11 Roast. 12 Reeled off. 13 Diesel. 14 Gi­ga­byte. 18 Pos­tu­ral. 20 Ac­tors. 23 Stam­pedes. 25 Orate. 26 Off­side. 27 Ra­madan. 28 Fore­shorten. 29 Nor.

Down: 1 Sobered up. 2 Gri­mace. 3 Coin­treau. 4 Ef­fort. 5 Ec­cle­sia. 6 Ca­noe. 7 Or­a­tory. 8 Shelf. 15 An­chor­man. 16 Easterner. `17 San Diego. 19 Staffer. 21 On and on. 22 Esprit. 23 Scoff. 24 Pairs.

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