Weekend Post (South Africa)

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Sailor joining vessel gets top prize (7) 5 Splendid member, one in the field? (4,3) 9 Household skills of servants around disturbed niece (8,7) 10 Start to pick every single fruit (5) 11 Docker set off, drove

erraticall­y close to edge (9) 12 Sudden mental aberration

losing head in squall (9) 14 Forward terms of reference (5) 15 Spread of craze to cover North (5) 16 Restrains manual workers holding strike (9) 18 Evergreen song about gold vehicle (9) 21 Father right next to the head (5) 22 A sign of growing older: forgotten times and pressure to study (6-3,6) 23 Bore, upper-class type describing vase (4,3) 24 Spray article – could be looser

afterwards (7)

DOWN

1 Judge initially terribly proud

about hospital in Indian city (7) 2 Run after mate one’s located

between decks (9,6) 3 Model that’s changed inside

very quickly (9) 4 Suddenly sees divining rods? (5) 5 Angler is on Channel Island filling cooler (9) 6 Sound of organ I installed (5) 7 Taffy’s her old man, playing a

patriotic song (4,2,2,7) 8 Most white, egrets flying across

end of estuary (7) 13 Partner’s second and last drink? (5,4) 14 Palatable stuff provided by lyricist daily (4,5) 15 Let back in on a date briefly with German (7) 17 Pastry ruled out after stone put on (7) 19 In small room, old musical instrument (5) 20 Bowl in field trapping last of

batsmen (5)

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