CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

ACROSS

1 For­mer politi­cian and sweet­heart head­ing for hills, fi­nally seen be­fore Cale­do­nian This­tle opener (4,8)

9 Book size pro­duc­ing bad mood – Eu­clid putting learner off (9)

10 Lov­ing univer­sity com­mu­nal dish (5) 11 Diver in Cale­do­nian Hos­pi­tal room (6) 12 Western Aus­tralian cut short, fash­ion­able Cale­do­nian pan­elling (8)

13 No good bird hold­ing it back – serv­ing no prac­ti­cal pur­pose (6)

14 Old lady’s wiser per­son to give treat­ment (8) 17 Post un­suit­able for some­one who wishes to be uni­ver­sally loved? (4,4)

19 Quote com­piler the wrong way – it makes one sick! (6)

21 Not un­usual hav­ing bird call around Som­er­set hills (8)

23 What can fol­low launch of a per­fume (6) 25 He­ston por­trayal un­for­tu­nately lied about lead­ing char­ac­ter (2,3)

26 Grave, ter­ri­bly shy one, noth­ing like Ge­orge in the Fa­mous Five (9)

27 Cor­rupted in­sur­gent with aid, look­ing away (7,5)

DOWN

2 I got tools out as re­pairer of faulty lis­ten­ing equip­ment (9)

3 Short peo­ple from Aberdeen, stupidly los­ing a bun­dle at first on sec­ond-from-last horse (7) 4 The Pro­claimers’ names sound bloody (4) 5 One in se­cret pas­sage takes a sec­ond to re­cover af­ter ac­ci­dent (8)

6 Ruf­fles feath­ers – not on pur­pose – with in­tro­duc­tion to story (7)

7 Ac­ci­dent on ice is en­ter­tain­ing? Pick me up! (5)

8 Goat (Cale­do­nian-Swiss) is sweet (12) 9 Morse, per­haps Cale­do­nian, about to leave pay­ments for night­clubs (12)

15 Take cover and lose time (3,6) 16 Cale­do­nian tuck­ing into biting, dis­card­ing no good latte ac­com­pa­ni­ment (8)

18 Thrown at ran­dom, but num­ber miss­ing – he goes for the bull (7)

20 De­grees about Cale­do­nian This­tle and uni­corn, per­haps (7)

22 A Cale­do­nian meet­ing place (5)

24 Sticks up for the self-sat­is­fied (4)

MACBETH

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