No.8 October 2015

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Across
1/8 Mummers sighted in drama, performing “The Comedy of Errors” perhaps? (1,9,6,5)
6 Bird’s pale (4)
10 Nick her unlikely lover? (Almost great article follows…) (7)
11 Alert to standard of socialism (3,4)
12 Hurtful remark to Eliza Doolittle? He’s often cutting. (6)
14 Resistor planted a type of bomb in clapped-out toaster (8)
16 Innocent little devil gave away direction beforehand (9)
19 Flirted with model and mountaineer (5)
20 Negatives permitted during recesses (5)
21 Hollow where unmarried couples live; church takes note (9)
23 Nastily, I break concentration (8)
24 Mechanical man given new head with bigger handles (6)
28 Fury results from great time (7)
29 Hunt around shell-like lining for opposite of 2 (7)
31 School backing do, for example (4)
32 Worker said to have vital money bag for Queen’s retainers (10)
Down
1 Tuck 22’s head in, as 24 did in 1/8 (badly, for the most part) (3)
2 Bury’s a region of interest (5)
3 Lightly burn grass blade at end (5)
4 Made drunk by this? (4)
5 With 2, she’s a source of vulgarity (10)
7 Herb reports a riot (4,5)
8 See 1 Across
9 Evil spirit, head lowered, not returning to provincial capital (8)
12 Suit working holiday-maker travelling around a loch (11)
13 Boy quietly on a roll (3)
15 Drinks in bar lead to erotic display (10)
17 Do a bit of extra work, like 10 sheds on Uranus (9)
18 Lover of falsehood said to have attachment to power tool? (8)
22 Shoo Head away from pet (3)
25 Great globe seems to contain it (5)
26 As God is in one, Christians believe (5)
27 Merry wanderer who claimed he could lap the I.S.S. (4)
30 Husband exists as property of “male” (3)

“This be” the verse…

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