cryp­tic cross­word

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Puzzles, Cartoons & Gwen -

ACROSS

1 Sup­ply pris­oner with words of com­men­da­tion (10)

6 Ace get­ting mar­ried is emo­tion­ally over­whelmed (4)

9 Tree in line a knight hides be­hind (5) 10 Num­ber here with heart­less in­ter­cep­tions – grasp­ing types (9) 12 Ori­en­tal fes­ti­val the be­gin­ning of No­vem­ber (7)

13 Show ini­tia­tive af­ter quiet ap­peal (5) 15 Show drama be­gin­ning with hellish lo­ca­tion (7)

17 Floun­der as man at party, fi­nally up­set­ting top lady (7)

19 A way to get around the Big Ap­ple, no mat­ter what (7)

21 Bird the woman’s tucked into, some­thing smoked (7)

22 Is word of dis­ap­proval back­fir­ing for African? (5)

24 At­tack im­pu­dent talk about par­rot (7) 27 Use­less stuff from Amer­i­can sol­dier – maiden breaks down (9)

28 Spirit with look not OK – ugh, aw­ful! (5) 29 Type to be curt, send­ing hus­band away (4)

30 Job is trou­bled with angst with chaps in­ter­rupt­ing (10)

DOWN

1 Twenty los­ing head and heart (4) 2 State re­quire­ment af­ter moths have in­vaded wardrobe? (3,6)

3 Royal fe­males gov­erned small is­land (5) 4 Like fatty food in col­lege pantry? (7) 5 Let­ters may in­form them of le­gal re­quire­ments (7)

7Writer has ex­tra line fit­ting in (5) 8 Some French no­tion about traitor sup­ply­ing es­sen­tial re­quire­ments (10) 11 Qui­eten down, hav­ing a very quiet rest (7) 14 No­tice five work­ers keep­ing time – re­wards of­fered (10)

16 Dafter ladies maybe where sea­side en­ter­tain­ment takes place? (7) 18 Small room in house left half aban­doned, won­der­ful thing ear­lier (5,4) 20 De­scribes lead­ing cou­ple from Den­mark, old peo­ple (7)

21 Big fig­ures in firm, one go­ing down af­ter fail­ure (7)

23Mum grabbed by sailor in river (5) 25 A church mu­si­cian may have such an ear? (5)

26 Scam­per as fe­male on fire (4)

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