Cryptic Cross­word

Sunday Times - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1 What’s good in dish topped with pas­try cov­er­ing? (6)

4 Like ev­ery story and old record (3-5)

10 Short suit or vest be­ing worn (9)

11 Headless chicken or other bird (5)

12 One ve­hi­cle af­ter an­other for group of trav­ellers (7)

13 In­sert minute sketch in it (7) 14 Mem­ber of clergy clipped page three, for ex­am­ple (5)

15 Took in gold found in berth? (8)

18 Re­verse as taken to heart by less pol­ished cam­paigner (8) 20 Half-hearted US play­wright’s com­peti­tor, in long run (5) 23 Sig­nif­i­cant rea­son for not eat­ing in restau­rant (7)

25 Male with an in­di­ca­tion of schol­arly achieve­ment, not youth (7)

26 E.g. al­ter­nat­ing with king or queen in monar­chy (5)

27 Dif­fer­ent en­trances needed on the way back up (9)

28 Tired hold­ing power sup­ported by arms (8)

29 Reached fin­ish with no dif­fi­culty, break­ing record (6)

DOWN

1 It’s ad­dressed by mes­sage — other side of­ten has a view (8)

2 Non-spe­cific info on Cen­tral Amer­i­can? (7)

3 Line I in­serted in man­i­fest that’s not sen­si­ble (9)

5 End­lessly wine and dine peo­ple in bar? Blow that! (4, 10)

6 Barely fin­ished per­for­mance in sport­ing out­fit (5)

7 Stray fruit I have cut up in­side (7)

8 Present put on a tree, oddly (6) 9 Re­branded a star, trans­formed into leader of move­ment (8-6)

16 Think about past crimes in re­formed state, ul­ti­mately (9)

17 Went hunt­ing, as hap­pened be­fore (8)

19 Drink ev­ery­thing con­tained by over­turned can­is­ters (7)

21 Pound is small, hous­ing sin­gle fe­line (7)

22 Prince again se­cur­ing aca­demic ti­tle (6) 24 Tri­umphant cry from Bri­tish dom­i­nat­ing home game (5)

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