Gi­ant Cross­word

South Wales Echo - - Puzzles & Quiz -

Across 8 Root about in the tin for the draw­ing (7) 9 They get the flags fly­ing in sec­onds (7-2) 13 She’s got a pail out to trap the rain (5) 14 The fel­low I caught en­ter­ing; the bur­glar (5) 15 Put a ta­ble out­side - it’s a very hot day (7) 16 Does it lie in wait for water birds? (7) 17 Must a boxer win it to make a name for him­self? (5) 18 Turned down, you as­sume (3,2) 20 A gi­ant ant is crawl­ing round it (5) 22 Didn’t al­low to re­turn to the lair to catch (6) 23 Pol­ish, though it doesn’t sound like Pol­ish (6) 25 It’s for the but­ton at your neck? Ex­cel­lent! (3-4) 27 Any­how, I can’t hold on or hold back (7) 30 Misaligns the cue (6) 31 In­di­cates they’re sharp (6) 32 He has a long way to go (5) 35 How the word ‘mad’ looks in Morse code? (5) 36 Wads of bank notes and an ex­pen­sive car (5) 37 Bill has a t-ti­tle (7) 39 Find it’s a warn­ing (4,3) 41 Trap­ping the male cat, don’t play fair (5) 42 See a pur­pose to a most un­pleas­ant crea­ture (5) 43 Rub out ‘shines’ chang­ing it to ‘pol­ishes’ (9) 44 Got into a row for hav­ing been saucy (7)

Down 1 In a cage, it’s up­set, or put about a bit (6) 2 The horse that’s first back to its com­part­ment (8) 3 Be the last act - and pay for it (4,3,4) 4 Dis­charged and in bet­ter health, he’s run­ning a shop (9) 5 So that it will be tidy (2,5) 6 Can’t fin­ish writ­ing ‘a most ex­cit­ing mo­ment in the match’? (5,5) 7 Bet it will float (4) 10 Has it brought luck on many a race­course? (6) 11 Time is get­ting on and it’s ter­ri­bly far away (7) 12 Bird the child found in the tool shed (6) 19 You get three to a bot­tle, but that’s of lit­tle im­por­tance (7) 21 Fan­cied just the tee­ni­est bit (7) 24 In the first place, the novices’ event is (3,8) 26 Fully laden on the way out, when it’s soft and muddy? (5,5) 28 Calm when one came to get (9) 29 The flavour­ing also, I un­der­stand, per­me­ates it (7) 30 A seat the sun will rot (6) 32 And cer­tainly not greatly re­duced (4,4) 33 Seat at the pre­ar­ranged start­ing place (6) 34 ‘The demo is a nui­sance? Non­sense!’ you put in (7) 38 Not ac­cus­tomed to be­ing on the shelf (6) 40 Work stand­ing up, there­fore, hold­ing it (4)

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