Western Morning News

The Brain Teaser

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ACROSS

1. The fish was wounded and very confused (7)

5. Supports delays? (5,2)

9. A small picture forming part of a collection (5)

10. Omits to say there are pages missing? (6,3)

11. What one and one make! (6)

12. “- and his (Conservati­ve) band”? (3,5)

14. The father bird, perhaps, was a beautiful singer (5)

15. Those who bring back the New Look? (9)

18. Presumably it is not oil-fired! (6-3)

20. A nautical walk! (5)

22. Somebody you find attractive? Just the reverse! (8)

24. Not so bright (6)

26. Worried about getting mixed up in something (9)

27. Throw out someone refusing in the ring (5)

28. The team in red was at home! (7)

29. S.S. tries not to submit (7)

DOWN

1. Not an animal you'll find in a pound? (6-3)

2. Feeling engendered by the sceptre, perhaps (7)

3. Are they held in the drawing-room? (9)

4. Rather stupid and lacking in polish (4)

5. Like the opportunit­y the rain gave you to get out of mowing the lawn? (6-4)

6. The host provides one with food (5)

7. Time to put things away (7)

8. Suddenly plunge forward and throw something (5)

13. When one did so, was one's face less clouded? (10)

16. Those who aren't really in the running (9)

17. Sees a trap, perhaps, and goes a different way from the others (9)

19. How the salesman tells you in greater detail what the case does? (7)

21. Small weapons, it seems, that give people authority (7)

22. Happen to be an officer but no gentleman! (5)

23. What you'll do if you let each shilling go hang! (5)

25. Flower having scent, we hear! (4)

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