CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - FUN & GAMES -

Across

1. Wretched Euro­pean and old Amer­i­can pur­su­ing quarry (7) 5. In­tense fire wrecked church (6) 9. Min­is­ter ac­quires a source of en­ergy (7) 10. Cir­cle on globe al­most iden­ti­cal to ra­dius (7) 11. Eggs needed to make pavlova (3) 12. It cov­ers tank and new per­am­bu­la­tor but not book (6,5) 13. Hot rock’s good in de­grees (5) 14. In­struc­tion to cam­pa­nol­o­gist sound fa­mil­iar? (4,1,4) 16. Spooner’s fish get lost, bill footed by union (6,3) 17. Noc­tur­nal mam­mal iden­ti­fied by piece of DNA on time (5) 19. Be­ing nosy, I note ques­tion that is about visit abroad (11) 22. Su­pe­rior navy ves­sel (3) 23. State in the style of ex-pres­i­dent, not Ohio (7) 24. Ined­i­ble part of meat girl set out (7) 26. En­gi­neer­ing grad­u­ate kept old saw (6) 27. It means fox is spot­ted, bru­tally hounded, cover blown (5-2)

Down

1. Play for each class (7) 2. Lon­don area ser­vice gala moved into new quar­ters (9,6) 3. Ex­pose yo­gurt ev­ery so of­ten (3) 4. Rugby con­fronta­tion needs back­bone am­a­teur’s lack­ing (5) 5. French Queen man­aged ex­tremely ca­pa­bly in Chan­nel (9) 6. Sup­ply in­ter­net joke? (5) 7. Butcher to study ca­ter­ing busi­ness at home (7,8) 8. Painful ex­pe­ri­ence or com­pro­mise (6) 12. Un­for­tu­nately Amer­i­can jet’s first to leave (5) 14. Car­pet sales­man man­aged depart­ment writer’s in (9) 15. Row takes place among reg­u­lar guests (5) 16. After start of spring April turned out windy (6) 18. Spon­sor tucks into fruit (7) 20. Pic­ture that is cap­ti­vat­ing mag­a­zine (5) 21. Swap­ping parts, ac­quired stylish bar (5) 25. Hos­tile line cut­ting bor­ders of Is­rael (3)

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