Sunday Times

Cryp­tic Cross­word

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ACROSS

1 Dis­hearten with exam in end (10)

6 Miss­ing open goal, say, in score­less draw be­tween Bri­tish sides (4)

9 Where one di­gests aw­fully bad sign (7)

10 Noted core of prob­lem in en­trance (7)

12 Bizarre over­re­ac­tions where play­ers train (13)

14 En­list ev­ery­one in com­pe­ti­tion (4, 2)

15 With­out in­ter­rup­tion, like speech that’s flu­ent? (8)

17 He rep­re­sents the first one in ta­ble (5, 3)

19 New pro­duc­tion of dra­mas in old In­dian city (6)

22 Soldier does, per­haps, ar­riv­ing out­side and tak­ing over (13)

24 Some­thing to of­fer per­son moved to tears in dis­pute (2, 5)

25 In­car­cer­ate pris­oner, adding an­other form of pun­ish­ment (7) 26 Left-winger’s mod­er­ate pace (4)

27 Kind of fore­caster post­ing record in a re­sort, pos­si­bly (10)

DOWN

1 Old dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion aid set up (4)

2 Deal­ing with com­plaints falsely claimed (7)

3 I and oth­ers on early watch, for ex­am­ple (5, 8)

4 Per­son who ad­vances as aim fin­ish of strife be­tween sides (6)

5 Like sol­diers pro­tect­ing West, sud­denly chang­ing course (8)

7 Col­umn is penned by odd bloke (7)

8 Ac­ri­mony in flier— con­clu­sion of­ten reached by fe­males (10)

11 Big game put be­hind bars a short time, a lion get­ting ag­i­tated (13)

13 I do noth­ing about ul­ti­mate wrecker of tra­di­tions (10)

16 Tough qual­ity shown by Duke in ex­ploit (8) 18 An­i­mated young an­i­mal? On the con­trary, child (7)

20 Fu­ri­ous about gang leader’s teas­ing (7)

21 Fighter with weapon who sets up a bar­rier? (6)

23 King Ed­ward, the hu­morist (4) LAST WEEK’S SO­LU­TION — EV­ERY­ONE’S CROSS­WORD

ACROSS: 3 Rim 9 In­vade 10 Ac­cord 11 Hyrax 12 Eques­tri­an­ism 13 Zombi 14 Dis­gorge 15 Im­peached 16 Myth 18 To­tal­ity 19 On air 21 Schmoozed 24 Chantries 27 Jiffy 28 Stargaze 30 Army 32 De­odor­ant 33 Roll-call 35 Spahi

36 On the face off it 37 Gamma 38 An­gler 39 Ex­hale 40 Mud

DOWN: 1 In­equity 2 Bad egg

3 Restora­tion 4 Man­i­fest 5 Scin­tilla 6 Cross­patch 7 Hypochon­dria 8 Barbed­wire 16 Mrs 17 Home from home 20 In­ter­locked 22 Child’s play

23 En­train­ing 25 Shy 26 Erst­while 29 Au­ri­form 31 Mul­ti­ple 34 Cloche

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