CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

ACROSS

1 Some­thing eas­ily com­pleted – teatime item? (5,2,4)

9 Mu­si­cal com­po­si­tion shown in flier on door (5)

10 Car­ing role’s de­vised for fes­tive en­thu­si­ast? (5,6)

11 Fool namely re­ject­ing love (4)

14 Stuff in gar­den? There’s a lack with day gone (5)

16 How a re­porter might make an in­tro­duc­tion to have a pow­er­ful ef­fect? (7)

17 Stink in a for­eign cap­i­tal ac­cord­ing to its res­i­dents (5)

18 Artist in big US com­pany with sur­prised ex­pres­sion gets award (6)

19 Fierce an­i­mal runs right in­side bases (6) 22 What’s con­sumed in school re­port­edly? (5) 23 Stuffy fool in­fused with anger about lib­eral (7) 24 Time rou­tine’s not half upset coach (5) 25 Some grandeur ob­served in cur­rency (4) 26 Carol lis­ten­ing ner­vously with Henry and Tim ini­tially (6,5)

29 Weapon, source of con­cern in coun­try road (5)

30 Took part in re­li­gious ed­u­ca­tion amid de­ten­tion pos­si­bly (7,4)

DOWN

1 Select for au­di­ence film (3)

2 Largely de­serve at­ten­tion (3)

3 Ec­cen­tric line taken by chaps in open­ing in an­i­ma­tion (11)

4 Most im­par­tial broad­cast in France es­tab­lished (7)

5 Area with gravel spread is pop­u­lar hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion (7)

6 Go wrong within fur­ther re­stric­tions (3) 7 Bar­ren woods de­vel­oped for win­ter sport par­tic­i­pant (11)

8 Type of painter show­ing char­ac­ter­is­tic on is­land in har­bour (11)

12 Catchy tune with sound from church forms sea­sonal song (6,5)

13 Slosh­ing largest pint af­ter get­ting drunk (11) 15 Arab in here is moved by di­rec­tor that’s stupid (11)

20 Pe­cu­liar tone per­mit­ted in folded card (7) 21 Stan­dard pay­ment aris­ing for as­so­ci­ate (7) 26 No­tice odd el­e­ments in scenes (3)

27 Drink cov­ered by feast­ing in­side (3) 28 Hear­ing for cou­ple ad­di­tion­ally (3)

BEN­BEC­ULA

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