No.42 November 2018

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Across
1/17 French kiss, and go mad for a member of the Seven and Five (7,8)
5 See 14
9 Spinner exhibiting a singular 4 (5)
10 What Katherine showed it wasn’t (9)
11/29 Reformer, megastar and PR hack quarrel (8,7)
12 See 19 Down
14/5 Hugo and I visit a plump, and French, society patron (8,7)
15 Rout war hero with French Connection connection (5)
18 Huge hollow wind instruments, note (5)
20 Entrances with thatch over that belong to us (8)
23 “Protein Stick X” announced (6)
25/30 Astronomer (“back in a mo!”) with, like shiny stuff (with a line removed and energy shifted right) (8,7)
27 Fashionable 4 in stressful situation, going all out (9)
28 Muck about, e.g. with gun (5)
29 See 11
30 See 25
Down
1 Meetings involve a number of strong drinks, rumour has it (6)
2 Stern relief could be Heaven, perhaps (9)
3 Dog has a go at berry (7)
4 Mesmerist with dowsing rod’s strange proportions (10)
5 Peter’s kitchenware? (4)
6 Put Janet out of the picture? (7)
7 Bent the knee when king points to least extreme elements (5)
8 Box with one who makes a lot of noise to get convenience food (2,6)
13 Soldier putting energy into rotating magnet may lead to running things (10)
16 Of twisting one in trunk with unmanly odds? No (9)
17 See 1 Across
19/12 Tolerance not a failing of this writer (7,6)
21 Dunedin feature exhibiting several 4 (7)
22 I have confidence in just… (6)
24 …very violet… (5)
26 …visual image; electromagnetic wave fronts? (4)

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No.42 November 2018

No.41 October 2018

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An important note to the solver
Mary-Louise Browne’s artwork in Lorne Street gets from WORD to DEED by changing one letter at a time. Similarly, you can get from 1 across to 27 down via 1 down, 30, 6, 29, 34, 32, 28, 27 across, 9, 13 and 8 – however, the clues to these all contain one or more 11s.
Across
1 Franz is no writer (4)
3 Digression better part of record? (5)
6 First Roman’s things that may be dropped by listeners (for listeners) (4)
10 Listener – listener, to start with – held by creatures, creatures living inside the orbit of the Moon (10)
11 Slip universal donor no drug! (4)
13 Votes reversed with footwear (4)
14 Hide, I’m told, gradually lost heart, leading to apathy (8)
17 “Top hat too silly!” – pass it on (3,6)
20 Mononymous singer, 50, gets gold accolade at last (5)
21 Glower at the end of last month (5)
23 Almost a piece of cake? (4,2,3)
25 See 15 Down
27 What the 29 did in baby tank (4)
30 Endlessly happening smooch (4)
31 Tunic university to connect as a matter of course (10)
32 Former yob covered in diamonds and stained (4)
33 Short Mr Wise in defeat of Germany found by Jules (5)
34 Figments of daddy’s first axe (4)
Down
1 Group of winches, not cold, used for heating (4)
2 So, Earth’s moved into range? (7)
4 “Whisky maker’s caned after dropping tips” – a song by 20 (5,4)
5 That’s a groovy finger! (5)
7 Adore gay overture concealing launch of space probe (7)
8 Band’s sexy (4)
9 Quiet Hillary’s place for fools (4)
12 20 follows dad, making food (6)
15/25 Lazy food deliverer electrifies Spooner’s footwear (5,3,5)
16 Pan Jackson’s Rabbit? (5)
18 Surge where one may find pond snail? (6)
19 Fascination with meeting of alumni (9)
22 Hydrocarbon’s been found around the country by 20 at last (7)
24 Herb exchanging a rook and reaching endgame, initially for mononymous singer’s other half (7)
26 Hoist bird to extend neck (5)
27 10 across or ____, as the case may be (4)
28 ACT derided for losing police (4)
29 Obits Key escaped, to some extent (4)

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No.41 October 2018

No.40 September 2018

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Across
1 Mystery Cat lost Mrs Barker – could it be resonant? (6)
4 One from Tarsus (initially at North Wisconsin University) is a distinguished professor of 10 (3,3,2)
10 Murphys abjure spirit from the east, thus instilled discipline (7)
11 Orderly structure of blubber almost stable (7)
12/17 One who converted to summon hound without force studied 10 (4,9)
13 Babe – um – with a car, studied 10 (10)
15 Satellite of love Dalvanius Prime orbits after losing a lunar VIP, perhaps (6)
16 Give Ancient Roman a peppering of Grayling initially (7)
20 Topping shoe adolescent pursues a lot (7)
21 Station of French contrivance (6)
24 Trade bloc’s savage pay cuts around the end of April lead to growth (10)
26 A type of papier not originally eaten by a studier of 10 (4)
28 Fruit ruler studied 10 (7)
29 Entertainment on 11 (perhaps a murder mystery?) (3,4)
30 He studied 10 in the nineties, perhaps? (8)
31 Brash’s judicious Auckland University introductions on at last today – content to leave (6)
Down
1 Manage shells of crustaceans (8)
2 Could this lead someone to survey moi, peut-être? (9)
3 Witches from “Macbeth”, for example, made doughnuts with hole displaced (4)
5 30 chills, drinking hard CnH2n+1OH (8)
6 Lackeys are making dessert… (5,5)
7 …or can rising NO2? (5)
8 One French boy goes inside to take a weight off (6)
9 Could Bradford be a child? (5)
14 No POW camp lacks a first dweller in memory lane (10)
17 See 12 Across
18 Italian composer of note’s pig says hello… (8)
19 …in passing near the road (2,3,3)
22 Peg holds a character from Athens could sort out your network problems (6)
23 See you are heard, that is as one who studied 10 (5)
25 Intimidate one not initiated (5)
27 Sound of whaler’s ray detected by 13 (4)

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No.40 September 2018

No.39 August 2018

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Across
5 Delivery service located on – and by – the Downs? (3)
8 Half of high cost covers a film production – that’s novel (6,4)
9 Container: one covered in wool’s rare (4)
10 Dead landlord can be depressing (6)
11 Angelina without that is stuffing chips and beans (8)
12 Expensive clothing makes you go faster (4,4)
14 See 24 Down
15 Monsoon issue for a Spice Girl? (7)
17 See 24 Down
19 There’s a place and time for an insect (6)
20 Employers of Wellington Valley alarm clocks? (8)
23 Get bronze for entry with a type of cooking (8)
24 Evil, holding a measure of acidity, and unknown – could it be the Riddler? (6)
26 24 17 14 4, for example, close to swallowing sailor (4)
27 Melt – dive less, or melt again (10)
28/22 Enterprise prefix admitted by relations for county (6)
Down
1 As far as time can go in a card game (4)
2 Miriama Kamo presenting current affairs every day? It’ll never happen (1,5,2,7)
3 Caper in church for a close relative of 24 17 14 4 (6)
4 See 24
5 Refereeing – let me think – raider getting gin for tonic (8)
6 Orc, Yoda and Loch Ness monster? In America it would be High (9,6)
7 Tell, for example, about selenium headed scientist (10)
10 A note from Homer Simpson? (3)
13 Lovers a Martian? So alien! (10)
16 Stood our ground in the countryside (8)
18 Jack and Mitch regularly backed into a close relative of 24 17 14 4 (7)
21 Engross alumni with female addition (6)
22 See 28 Across
24/17/14/4 Bundle Endora gathered for a raven? Ay! (“Bewitched”) (4,2,5,6,7)

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No.39 August 2018

No.38 July 2018

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Across
1 Plastic art pipe broken? (“Broken” being an example) (4,10)
10 Absurd about HR work with no money, right? It’s all about us! (15)
11 ‘A’ for bad hairstyle (4)
12 Movement of Vanuatu ore? (3,7)
14 Ernest is oddly lacking; Claude prepares for the new job (8)
15 Universal UK identity card used when smuggling gazelle hound (6)
17 Colombia twice mentioned as source of powders (6)
18 Submit accommodation may disappoint (4,4)
20 Is a lunatic employed  in the West Indies? (5,5)
21 “Cut short complaint,” I’m told (4)
23 Small company in tavern get in order, not that it matters (15)
24 Church worker has choice of men before plainsong (9,5)
Down
2 Caper around damaged cart left in sorceress’ ring of unbroken night (9,6)
3 Novice given energy for ring – a rubber one (4)
4 “Ambitious snake!” I shout (8)
5 100 take in church music originating in the 80s (6)
6 100 make certain sailor left inside? It shouldn’t be allowed (10)
7 With petroleum on tap, I run and run! (9,6)
8 T’was a sailor sea swallowed in glee, as they say (at painful length) (14)
9 Persian Cat Gods arranged information for conversion (4,10)
13 Street old nana’s excited about in Texas (3,7)
16 Implied vessel is not communicating (8)
19 Be busy, goddess of discord, almost making bones (6)
22 Have a small measure at prayer? (4)

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No.38 July 2018

No.37 June 2018

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Each across answer is either part or all of a 1 down. If part, the definition refers to the whole 1 down, while the wordplay refers to the answer.
Across
6 Don’t identify a particular person as me in one in a billion (4,2)
8 Studied material weapon former one dug up (8)
10 Unfortunately, Tories veto man told to stand for election (4,2,4)
11 Present returned around 4 to eager prima donna (4)
12 Astonishing G.P. to give prize to sketch artist? (6)
14 Virtually force prophet to have a large number of generators (7)
16 Taboo I’d break, and hour I’d break taboo; pity I concealed footwear (3,3,1,3,1,4)
18 Rock implored to change, Ben to return hence (7)
21 Chap views country once at war with Bishop, say, and his diocese (3,3)
24 Sun god poet initially sneaks from outer space (4)
26 Media mania results in telling Flanders I’m chaste (1,2,1,6)
27 Wastes framing Morse … and emphasised puddings (8)
28 Watts and nickel sulphide? Menace erred (6)
Down
1 Like Hannah lap dancing in Denmark’s capital city (10)
2 Big customer of Acme company returns electronic plaything (6)
3 Storyteller turns up deep at work (5)
4 Artist to trust occasionally (6)
5 Oil of French rêve, oddly (4)
7 Young female we blame for erection (3,4)
9 Almost the state of Jones’ country? (5)
13 Pay the Horned One (5)
14 Belief in a non-interventionist God is embedded in origins of “deus ex machina” (5)
15 Rise goes on, causing mountain formation (10)
17 Goddess to charge for stronghold (7)
19 Fights – beheaded, yet triumphs (5)
20 Fast movers, superior to runners (6)
22 Fleet of limb lady (6)
23 Great success of Barker’s ma’s handiwork (5)
25 Beer, cold – Guinness? (4)

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No.37 June 2018

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Across
1 Poll about clergyman briefly found in the 6 16 (8)
5 Gave food after tea, which rubbed the wrong way (6)
9 Briefly ignoring the odds, Eva Perón turned to a family member (8)
10 Tousle pelt when undressed and found in the 6 16 (6)
11 Return amidst Lew’s vulgarity (8)
13 Male 9 with an early prototype of Dr Who’s robot dog greeting a 26 found in the 6 16 (6)
15 Spoil graft I applied to inventor (7)
16 See 6 Down
17 See 19 Down
18 Potential debt creators found in the 6 16 (unfortunately) (7)
21 Mask may have a knock-on effect (6)
22 Rubber body with time and resistance (8)
23 Writer in a UK publisher to let it all out (4,2)
24 Tell tales about real-time backing? That’s diabolical (8)
26 __ ____ found in the 6 16? Yes, in this form! (6)
27 Poet, overbearing, boxed by ex-boxer (8)
Down
1 Rhyme for a nasty type of rust found in the 6 16 (6)
2 Northbound protected area found in the 6 16 (3)
3 Opposite Mark’s member (7)
4 Rev set about Mr Gallagher holding real-time broadcast (10)
6/16A Hail mostly fake guru transported to bay (7,4)
7 Interesting as a headpiece (11)
8 Short lady by French sea with strings attached (8)
12 Conqueror to instruct marksman (7,4)
14 Church taking in bird (not converted beforehand) to transgress (10)
16 Flower from short lady with oil I poured (8)
18 UK publisher found in the 6 16? (7)
19/17 Flaky croissant Hugh partly found in the 6 16 (7,4)
20 You are, so to speak, the lower jaw found in the 6 16 (6)
25 Have the credentials for one’s unconscious impulses? (3)

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