No.35 April 2018

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Across
1 Hesitation overcome, thus setter an entertainer (8)
5/13 Holds guardian is falling for a 1 across (6,7)
10/12 1 down could be a clue for ‘phase’ (12)
11 60s 1 down fab successor to my upload (podcast) (9)
12 See 10
13 See 5
14 Princess at ball returning home, almost like 10 12, perhaps (10)
16 Mount payback (4)
18 5 is a type of 23? (4)
20 Muppet (not very quiet) has not realised they seek Big Bird (10)
23 51 apprehend, say, what Bond has (7)
24 Cycles around Masherbrum? Crackers! (7)
26 Knock out all right to a Head? That’s eccentricity! (9)
27 17 irrelevant to leader of the 20? (5)
28 Antagonise a playback device (6)
29 Silver’s (supposed) cry precedes a losing hand for a 1 across (8)
Down
1 Letter to call for help for 1 acrosses (5)2 Arena, a little one in total (7)
3 Frank they aren’t, to gas about subject of a Mutton Birds song (8)
4 So far, roughly concerning (2,3)
6 Odd turnover eaten by them French Madagascans (6)
7 Eye doctor’s company up to add to university register (7)
8 Shah gains resolve to press gangs (9)
9 Press offensive 1 down (8)
14 Was back to peel 1 down (9)
15 Dug taking in six balls? (Or sucked it up?) (8)
17 A family raised a chairman, misplacing a 1 across (8)
19 Almost slurp wine, sugar? (7)
21 Note bread with base measurement, or … R.I.P. (7)
22 Sharon a suffering 1 across? (6)
24 Degrees artists took in Iraq (5)
25 Sorrowful cry surrounds a large number ascending ladder (5)

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Across
1 Epic poem for Bohemians? (George had a blue one) (8)
5 Go up North Head cased in rags (6)
9 William is able to pot (8)
10 Fisher from 19 22’s French setter with rock band and finally, finally… (6)
12 …I’m on time with fashionable ad lib! (9)
13/1D Done, so to speak – speak a lot for 19 22’s antihero (5,6)
14 I cheat (good example!) (4)
16 State in the style of a President who needs no introduction (7)
19 She bested stacks, I hear (7)
21/11 26 22’s daughter, Mrs Munster, going to the Moon (4,4)
24 Ms Hall could be said to make Japanese cartoons (5)
25 Spidery thing built by Hadrian & Co. (9)
27 Eccentric relations of 19 22’s squirrel (6)
28 Discount Ruth Sato’s club? Not all lies (8)
29 Fishes, say, going after German plan (6)
30 An ambiguous part of E. L. James’ work (4,4)
Down
1 See 13 Across
2 Slanting when bound (6)
3 State thus: “Go ahead!” (3-2)
4 Late, bad review for “Poker Face” (7)
6 Saw (as a child might say) Ms Mackie – this once annoyed an oyster (4,5)
7 Even thee, Mr Pacino? You’ll get there in the end (8)
8 Imagine a dry mead brew (8)
11 See 21 Across
15 Uncertain / certain G.P. gets a telling-off (9)
17 Got boat wrecked by a short Seagoon (8)
18 Makes full heads of 3 with me in galleries (8)
20 Sam returned Ed Sheeran album before religious festival (4)
21 Thinner about right for “The Apprentice” (7)
22 Tinker at the wheel (6)
23 Poems to South Australia port (6)
26 Annoy Debbie? (5)

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No.34 March 2018

No.33 January-February 2018

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Across
1 John and Thomas put together a series of amusing illustrations (6,3,6)
9 Awaken us with fish egg wrap (5)
10 Separate guys before tent entrance is flat (9)
11 With greater reason, a pa put gold in 2 (1,8)
12 Margaret returned mother’s letter (5)
13 Ex-PM’s memo is the main theme (7)
15 Specimen I scientifically extract to obtain liquid surfaces (7)
17 1+9, almost taxing (7)
19 Sultan gave salt for pepper to Christian champion (7)
20 When you’ll see an alligator? (5)
22 Embroilment with crooked Oil Rig Mob (9)
24 Tell Roger to boogie in the ballroom (9)
25 Clark found on the roof? (5)
26 Author of “Serious Constricting Path”, allegedly (6,9)
Down
1 Well, naked garçon fooled relations (6,9)
2 Toilet company location, I’m told, is a white cell (9)
3 Having hospital treatment with head trauma, unresponsive (5)
4 Fashionable battle with Germany (1,2,4)
5 Descartes believed that twin’s head of MI5 (7)
6 Freezing silver in a large mass, Einstein (not Bert!) is like the centre of Dunedin (9)
7 Second rate quantity of paper fish (5)
8 “The Good Life can be obtained from auctioned toys,” I’m misinformed (9,6)
14 How a dog with no nose may think he smells? (9)
16 Pommel’s scramble to obtain weapon (9)
18 Drive to a church gave sailorman strength (7)
19 Abu tucked into excellent fodder (7)
21 Composition for 9 rolling up part of joint (5)
23 A nose for churches? (5)

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No.33 January-February 2018

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Across
1 A display of melodrama, 16s, and drag from 21 across to ape (9)
6 Want redress for ex-PM’s widow appearing in a 1 (7)
10 Said to illuminate a town in southern England (8)
11 Peer group 30 21 across appears to have? (8)
12 Dick in a 1 was, at first, chatting up model inside (11)
14 Spend years in France for what Jack got in a 1 (5)
15/22 How many nights must a woman trying to keep her head spend relating? (3,8,3,3)
16 Croaky sounding animal with two parts in a 1 (5)
19 Two girls lead in this (6)
21 See 30 Down
22 See 15
24 Poison animal found in can (5)
26 Smile, you’ll be straightened out by this! (11)
28/31/32 Hook found here, in the fate of the Flying Dutchman (5-5,4)
29 Against using windows as bed covering (11)
33 Tea urns, say, almost – and “Shakars” partners, say? (8)
34 Returning case held by musical parents who chose to have one (8)
35 Shared hospital facilities for the afraid? (7)
36 Rhythm, rock and roll, young maidens – it’ll never last! (9)
Down
2 Hagar could be a scream! (5)
3 Drunk from singular hose (5)
4 After morning’s over, complex lenses may be applied to females running (10)
5 There are said to be seven social groups (7)
7 Lean, sinewy, and related to number 8? (4)
8 An occasionalism invented by people who aren’t Anglicans? (5,4)
9 Drivers maybe seen having a drink (7)
11 Pierce 80s pop group with bread (7)
12 Worked up some iron? (7)
13 Best way to play cards? (5)
17 Raise the Spanish girl and the Maori (7)
18 Tack cleaner burden to TV show (6,4)
20 A lozenge, over half lime, recalled by novelist (5,4)
21 Sorry state of stores once last bit of provender has gone (7)
23 Pores over a thing thus (5)
25 Herb and Ronald, I hear, wearing spectacles (7)
27 Layer Jack stole – ‘e steal back stinking nightshade! (7)
30/21A Great ruler has a sleepover at home in 28/31/32 (5,3)
31 See 28 Across
32 See 28 Across

 
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No.32 December 2017

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Across
1 My life is in ruins (13)
9 Stoop, losing right for a head-hunt (5)
10 Pasta’s in tomcat? I digress (9)
11 Santa with model and drink? In your head! (9)
12 Without doubt, in sum (5)
13/18 Hangover cure could be shed (4,2,3,3)
14 Venerate serpentine jade (8)
16 Deride an evil act, reportedly for an item of footwear (8)
18 See 13
21 Dry drug placed before vault (5)
22 Direction of longitudinal intersection east – and not in fact? (4,5)
24 Flipping Bogan to join NASA? Flip! (2,7)
25 Pale moon before statesman (5)
26 Mysterious organisation widow’s liable to pan, in a way (13)
Down
1 Jelly like film, in short (5)
2 Food for man at lunchtime (7)
3 What is the possibility of life after death? (1,5,2,1,6)
4 Chairman returning a Russian to Otago town (6)
5 Love in torment, with no alternative for location of insect (spoiler!) (8)
6 Nine microphones pick up bewilderment (15)
7 Bottom lover is a giant amongst others (7)
8 Quantities of drink and the city, say, beat poet (8)
13 Main online location is in call (4,4)
15 Harken to 10+1, roughly speaking (6,2)
17 Deer to transport half a cartoon bear, you say? (7)
19 Where the dubious surf? (4,3)
20 US, sir? A different country! (6)
23 Thus a chicken joins the church (5)

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No.31 November 2017

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Across
1/11/14 Obscure lunatic to secure a place for dreamers (5,6,4)
4 Who’s to be afraid of Virginia, say? (8)
9 A patterns of signs indicate my drones will crash (8)
11 See 1
12 Trickster McKenzie taking in Rex, scholar (4,6)
14 See 1
15 Yearn with added milk for a Kiwi type of 1 (4,5)
18 Cold but fast (5)
20 17th century recorder held back by gypsy pepperbox (5)
1/21 7’s subject doming up alarmingly for distributed data processing (9)
25 This qualification might cure acne (4)
26 Australian interior, or house’s exterior? (3,7)
29 Artist with a wall of 1 and slippery 29, almost (6)
30 Cops I hear down yonder green valley (3,5)
31 Type of 1 with a stalk and cap (8)
32 Type of 1 attack (5)
Down
2 1 may form this early, perhaps (5)
3 A type of 1 losing th’ place unhappy might be in relation to a 1 (5)
5 It’s been edited for the writer (1,6)
6 Agitate divorcee with recount (6)
7 Locust and tick almost dance for paranormal investigator (9)
8 Grant taken in by façade; almost disapprove (5,4)
10 Plant, or suffer! (6)
13 Poetic contraction not quite observed (3)
16 Demand too much from six deliveries, with me stuffing bivalve mollusc (9)
17 Plotter who failed to set off (3,6)
19 Action of a geyser towards the top of water plant (6)
22 King’s daughter wearing spectacles supplies wild marjoram (7)
23 Paramilitaries from Levin? (3)
24 One who perseveres with a stiffener? (6)
1/27 Note noisy explosion when it’s pouring (5)
28 Lifting partially irrevocable lid – it may be formed by 1 (5)

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No.30 October 2017

No.29 September 2017

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Across
1 Brouhaha Centre with blurb, oddly (6)
5 Choice gravy (7)
9 Hannibal held ours (not taking sides) for teacher (8)
10 Features that might be carried on, say (6)
11 Verbal questioning of dentistry? (4,11)
13 A. Dolan, shortly going to island in what some call the present era (3,2,3)
14 City of a Hundred Gates, almost the finest (6)
15 Agency accepting obstacle over tongue (6)
17 Exert influence to silent, farthest point (8)
19 Types of intercourse and stroke for a people person (6,9)
20 Imagine five liars, such as Bob Acres and Ensign Beverley, or Sir Lucius O’Trigger and Captain Absolute (6)
21 Dominate above brook? (8)
23 Small aviator has short day to reverse tiny amount (7)
24 Impale a bird, I hear (6)
Down
2 Vehicle must be not odd (3)
3 Hurricanes were involved in this atmospheric contest (6,2,7)
4 Prohibit afternoon test to become a lawyer (3,4)
5 Top-drawer amount wasted for Brexit, for example (11,4)
6 Essex tincture more than half finished (7)
7 Berliner that I’ve restored to an empire-builder (4,3,8)
8 London police got up to ten usually, disrobing for city gent’s 5 down (11)
12 Simon McGregor dropped ‘M’ off at Douglas’ 5 down (11)
16 One pursuing firm defeat of big things (7)
18 Time madmen lost head to lace makers (7)
22 Consumed with overthrowing Greek character (3)

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