CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

ACROSS

1/13 “N or M?”: Agatha’s first line - hal­lu­ci­na­tion an ev­ery­day sight this year (6,6) 4 See 24 Down 9 This year’s half score (6) 10 Put up too many pic­tures for project (8) 12 On and on, end­less lament for how Ahab stands (2,3,3) 13 See 1 15 Ex­press re­gret, as vi­sion is less than to­tal (4) 16 Ex­traor­di­nar­ily rare op­por­tu­nity for a mur­der­ous view? (4,6) 19 See 30 20 Wild an­i­mal finds noth­ing in wa­ter­ing hole (4) 23 End of civil­i­sa­tion amid ter­ri­ble ri­ots could lead to new be­gin­nings (6) 25 Brief assem­bly be­fore death to pro­vide suc­cour (8) 27 Re­quest in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, at risk of fall­ing apart? (3,3,2) 28 See 30 29 Help given to the dis­pos­sessed? (8) 30/1D/19D/28/19A Global group (shortly be­com­ing French one) with volatile chem­i­cal agent and free con­nec­tion with­draws into Glas­gow this year (6,7,7,6,10)

DOWN

1 See 30 Across 2 Stops on this mid-bred horse mounted back to front (4,5) 3 Head branch ar­ranged rental (6) 5 In court, zero ten­der­ness (4) 6 As Compston lives, swal­low one’s cock­tails (8) 7 Arab from Cen­tral Emi­rate on Toksvig’s TV show (5) 8 Glaswe­gian styled with­out gel in Michi­gan (7) 11 Of­fi­cial tes­ti­mo­nial omit­ting lead­ing char­ac­ter­is­tic (7) 14 Jumper with short and long legs? (7) 17 Go bal­lis­tic as Lorna up­turns casks (2,4,3) 18 Zoos with mice adapted when lizards were the big thing (8) 19 See 30 Across 21 Em­bar­rassed leader like Kin­nock (7) 22 Raga­muf­fin stag­ger­ing about with­out cloth­ing (6) 24/4 This year, took ill con­sum­ing last of whisky, sim­ply aw­ful catch­ing cold af­ter get­ting old (5,8) 26 Smack knocked it side­ways, split­ting heads (4)

MAC­BETH

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