CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Bangor Mail - - WEEKLY PUZZLES -

ACROSS

3. Flus­tered am­bas­sador

miss­ing half the dance (5) 8. Ruin three suc­ces­sive

notes by cham­pion (6) 9. Fel­low opener is an ass (6) 10. Artist nets one grand in

cap­i­tal (4) 11. In sur­vey it mis­rep­re­sented Ox­ford per­haps (10) 12. Come back and go round

again? (6) 13. It helps one un­der­stand for­eign film and is not too ob­vi­ous about it (8) 16. Lead­ing pre­fect’s

sur­pris­ingly mod­est (4-11) 18. One’s ar­rest­ing on­set of

heart dis­ease (8) 21. Bound to spoil drink (6) 23. No­body pays a scrap

(4-3-3) 25. Ship car­ry­ing sil­ver sinks (4) 26. Note con­nec­tion with a

Rus­sian com­poser (6) 27. Spain and Por­tu­gal de­pose leader of African coun­try (6) 28. Mon­ster is a some­what

toothy dragon (5)

DOWN

1. Abuse cler­gy­man on

French is­land (6) 2. Urchin finds news­pa­per

with a cake (10) 3. Or­der from queen’s up­set

church (8) 4. Dread­ful rail de­lays seem per­verse at first, but I’m say­ing noth­ing (2,4,3,6) 5. Braved ri­ots ad­mirably,

for ex­am­ple (6) 6. Goals in fi­nal stages of

game won world se­ries (4) 7. Learnt about lease (6) 12. River snakes found in

grates (5) 14. Cost of loan gets

jour­nal­ist en­grossed (10) 15. Thanks to him, the Greeks

lost their mar­bles (5) 17. Desert an­i­mal has trou­ble

over shrub (8) 19. Mostly dif­fi­cult get­ting on

with this chap (6) 20. Idiot turned up with a hot

sponge (6) 22. Woman’s in­struc­tion as to

where to put this an­swer (6) 24. Sea bird found by sailors

in cen­tre of reef (4)

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