The Citizen (KZN)

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Across

1. After acquiring litre, endorse smooth stuff in mixed drink (5,6)

9. Refurbish rental containing nothing further down the line? (5,2)

10. Ordinary agent’s excited describing actors? (2,5)

11. Put back connection mostly for zip? (3)

12. Main present one associated with contrary female? (7)

13. Restore access to set of flats behind centre for junk (7)

14. Badger starts to near another gap (3)

15. Five engaged in trading for ointment (5)

17. Mournful work, say, kept in cathedral city (5)

18. Origins in courses,

reportedly (5)

20. Short time permitted on return in drivers’ resting place (5)

22. Husband has largely peculiar thing to carry bricks (3)

24. Director languishes without introducti­on and hesitates (7)

25. Mark varied gins provided by company lately (7)

26. Masterstro­ke bringing out old trophy (3)

27. Remain after revolution in support of a landlocked country (7)

28. Threatenin­g form now and then in house uncovered (7)

29. Settle right off something to aid night-time travel? (11)

Down

1. Some shutting cab dressed in summer holiday outfits? (7,8)

2. Things in cars associated with great inflation? (3,4)

3. Barbie’s partner nearby dishearten­ed cyclist Jason (5)

4. Liberal university chaps entering English test to get salary (9)

5. Brother, maybe, shortly left in struggle? That’s plain to see (7)

6. Asian tour to here disrupted? Feel extreme desperatio­n (4,4,4,3)

7. Colin shuffled around page describing some earrings? (4-2)

8. Meadow important for conservati­onist Richard (6)

16. Alec and Miles sorted out

problem in kettles? (9)

18. Left-leaning councillor patrolling a seaside town (6)

19. Guide when describing Royal Navy is more harsh (7)

21. Material used to cover pipes not up to speed? (7)

23. Somewhat dull railway is found in Germany and Hungary (6)

25. Diminish the value of special thing sprayed on salad? (5)

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