CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

ACROSS

1 Strong suits in the form of match­ing items (6) 4/29 Mea­sure Lib­eral and Labour backed - bolted down items at­tract­ing crowds on 17Dn (8,8) 9 It may be a sorry mess, but you can count on it in times of prayer (6) 10/21 Proust’s fi­nal let­ter ex­change fol­lows: “En­gulfed by flames, am­phib­ian re­mains”. (8,7) 12 One hun­dred and fifty sing­ing broth­ers, in­ge­niously (8) 13 Al­ley­way de­tec­tives ini­tially sealed off (6) 15 Bounce back in theatre cho­rus to some ex­tent (4) 16 Lively, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed re­mov­ing Bud­dhist here in Fife town (7,3) 19 See 3 Down 20 A num­ber of Tory MPs in Scot­land re­turn to a cen­tre of rev­o­lu­tion (4) 23 Beaten one-nil where in­ter­net games are played (6) 25 De­press­ing sit­u­a­tion around work, as set­ter prob­a­bly has (3,5) 27 What Saturn’s made, with no petrol left in Amer­ica (3,2,3) 28 Four-wheeled car­riage made of light gold (6) 29 See 4 30 Lust­ful chaps stray around cen­tre of Pais­ley (6)

DOWN

1 Used to hear prophet on the ra­dio (7) 2 Sense that power with­out a de­sign cre­ates today’s mar­tyr (2,7) 3/19Ac Re­ver­sal of rou­tine im­por­tant be­fore Swedish chef’s starter - an or­der for10Ac (6,10) 5 “Ladies Only” sign? (4) 6 Ra­di­ant go­ing in to river, that’s all (8) 7 Spe­cial vis­i­tor owns vintage car (5) 8 Shock­ingly, slum cen­tre cleared, then lay empty (7) 11 King’s mur­der tar­get can flee in dis­guise (7) 14 Come to terms about a not wholly en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly work­ing (5,2) 17 En­com­pass Kiwi greet­ing, cel­e­brat­ing 2Dn (6,3) 18 Vi­ral his­toric proof that pigs might fly? (5,3) 19 Ex­hi­bi­tion­ist per­for­mance can­celled (4-3) 21 See 10 Across 22 Moon­light, per­haps, in re­flec­tions on a ta­pes­try (6) 24 De­layed kiss is rub­bery (5) 26 Last of Flan­ders’ beer dis­counted on 17Dn (4) MAC­BETH

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