cross­word no. 734

The Herald - - PUZZLES - by Kyle

ACROSS

1 And 25dn Area of high land sep­a­rat­ing Loth­ian and the Borders (10,5)

6 (Scot­tish) Nar­row al­ley or lane (4)

10 Thick wa­ter­proof woollen cloth (5)

11 (Aust/nz) One search­ing for gold in aban­doned work­ings (9)

12 See 9dn (8)

13 Sign used over ‘n’ in Span­ish when pro­nounced ‘ny’ (5)

15 Canada’s most pop­u­lous prov­ince (7) 17 Genus of whale that in­cludes largest of liv­ing an­i­mals (7)

19 One who serves in a cof­fee shop (7) 21 A French song (7)

22 Mus­lim judge, ruler or gover­nor (5) 24 Tiny hero of sev­eral English folk tales (3,5)

27 Let­ter tes­ti­fy­ing to some­one’s abil­ity or re­li­a­bil­ity (9)

28 Cos­metic for ac­cen­tu­at­ing the eyes or lips (5)

29 Young un­fledged hawk or fal­con (4) 30 Pro­ducer or organiser of the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions (10)

DOWN

1 In­ter­val of in­ac­tiv­ity or quiet (4)

2 Head of the Gen­eral Assem­bly of the Church of Scot­land (9)

3 Where in Scot­land some de­manded back­ing (5)

4 Mem­ber of the Mafia (7)

5 Some­one with ac­cess to ex­clu­sive

in­for­ma­tion (7)

7 Un­so­phis­ti­cated coun­try per­son (5)

8 High-qual­ity tea grown in north­ern

In­dia (10)

9 And 12ac Scot who was the first woman ma­rine en­gi­neer in Bri­tain (8,8)

14 Favourite topic or ob­ses­sion (5-5)

16 Fra­grant shrub that is the flower of re­mem­brance (8)

18 Con­stel­la­tion also known as Lit­tle Bear (4,5) 20 Word op­po­site in mean­ing to an­other (7)

21 Per­son of equal rank, sta­tus or abil­ity (7)

23 (In­dian cook­ery) Sea­soned minced meat shaped into balls (5)

25 See 1ac (5)

26 English-based Cre­ole lan­guage of Sierra Leone (4)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.