Pretoria News

SUPER CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Ya! That’s not far! (4,1,4) 8 He’s been spoken of as the decision-maker (7) 9 Reveals one is the liberator (4,3)

10 Justify the guarantee (7)

13 It’s a strange tree about which there’s a lot of writing (8)

14 The M,O,N or Y of “money”? (4)

16 Is it no longer left in the pot? (7,3)

20 For a day, lie about relaxedly and do nothing (4)

22 No longer taking over for inspection (4) 24 Again find the colour is a camouflage (10) 28 Ruin the fun, making the fellow leave the party (4)

29 Still, allow the tranquilli­sers to take effect (8)

31 Shorten to “The Lady and the Sword” (7)

34 He has a beer, not a cocktail, in it (7) 35 Decide to let the lovers out with the key (7)

36 Unable to strike, which is very good (9)

DOWN

1 The lady’s lost out, in that case (7)

2 Messages for the sufferers (7)

3 Up to, more or less (5) 4 It’s a terrible strain on the workman (7)

5 The back room with the beds in it is the attraction (4)

6 Love animals, we’re told (4)

7 Don’t go back on what you said about the country (7)

11 For the records, there’s a pound among the coins (6)

12 One may be found in the garden, resting (4) 15 Not the man from the brass band! (4)

17 Vessel that took Joey out on the trip (3) 18 Catches putting back the gun (4)

19 A trial that’s over (6) 21 Possibly a white yarn (3)

22 Not known in the dark (7)

23 In short, a dog-cart, not a car (4)

25 Once inside I can’t move, which is not right (7)

26 Cry when the vessel is about to go off (7) 27 Colours at the terrible sneer about the twin daughters (7)

30 An attempt to discomfit (5)

32 Seem to see, all right (5)

33 Stop and start (4)

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