The Citizen (Gauteng)

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Across

6. Extremely impressive astronauts go there (3,2,4,5)

9. Promise place on border (6)

10. Take away replacemen­t leaflet (8)

11. Denigrate beauty carrying Independen­t and Times (8) 13. Sort of dull old Yankee making lots of noise (6) 15. Slightly drunk orderly brings in 500 litres (6) 17. Good hot drink during a posh dessert (6)

19. Arrive with lady, dishearten­ed, attractive (6)

20. Watch spectacle with spectacles, if this is bad (8) 22. Where to take off sports clothing after broadcast (8)

24. Silly American reverses in

a second-class road (6) 26. Growth in status confuses

aging tradesmen (14)

Down

1. Unbearably tedious young soldiers ordered to keep time (4-10)

2. Briefly examine stallion (4) 3. Influence very strong energy in performanc­e (6) 4. Spanish queen is a beautiful Italian (8)

5. Sound of waterfall in river? Paddle! (4)

7. Hurry chicken crossing a street (6)

8. Town council maybe put writer in place (5,9) 12. Protein diet too much for small film company (5)

14. Our first homes are computeris­ed to some extent (5)

16. One way to propagate early bananas in garden originally (8)

18. Priest in Indian city or sanctuary in ancient Greece (6)

21. Call in the Spanish Crown Protector (6)

23. Island’s small vessel carrying animals (4)

25. Fancied player seated at shed (4)

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