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THE HERALD FRIDAY JANUARY 13 2017


Double Crossword CRYPTIC


Across 9


Mostly, then, I’m bewildered and in a stew (2,3,4)


10 OK for practising on (9) 12 Has three points after the first round (4)


13 Walk to the West End to get the list (6)


14 Too much foam: a drawback (7)


15 Make clear you’ll get back under your own steam (5,4)


17 Don’t have to look for the keys when you need them (5,4)


18 Observes one’s wishes (7) 19 Stops to get some things from the builder’s yard (6)


20 In this case, the lady’s got a point (4)


23 Having been set down close to, called on (7,2)


25 In my opinion, it’s rather mawkish (9)


26 The music was deceptive (4)


27 Home from sea, has been playing round again (6)


29 I’m returning the box sent round by the shopkeeper (7)


32 So at three goes off: a warning (9) 34 Start out with a cracker of a plan (9)


35 36


Also bet on, but it’s slow (7)


A sharp point covered by fabric (6)


37 Run back to devour hungrily (4) 38 “Nonsense!” returned the advisor, “He’s a pest” (9)


39 He wonders if there is, perhaps, gold inside (9)


Sudoku


Down 1 Result of being so untidy it’s a sickness? (8)


2 The one about the fellow who always footed the drinks bill? (8,4)


3 Cards with warnings (8) 4 Returns and is at home before you arrive (6)


5 Weapon I let the tots play about with (8)


6 Knuckle down to, but find you can get no further with (3,5,2)


7 Such food as one gets at formal dinners? (7)


8 A colonisation that gives satisfaction (10)


11


By concealing a standing charge that’s hefty (5)


16 Very interested, as a parent, in the recreation (6)


19 Some cove with a horse (3) 21 Goes to prove it’s never too late to learn (7,5)


22


Turn away when you make them laugh? (6)


23 Mistitled before “ The Dabbler” (10)


24 Through fraud, getting a stone cut and in a beautiful setting (10)


25 It’s a book, lady (3) 28 Upset when, after a clear run, there’s trouble with (8)


29


The hearts sink, going in to get the flowers! (8)


30 Like the convicts’ old clothes? (8) 31 Wander, get the name wrong and


colour up (7) 33


The cockney embraced her in the wood (5)


34 Supports and is clearly proud of oneself (6)


Solution to this week’s puzzles will be printed here next week


QUICK


Across 9 Pirate (9), 10 Small sausage (9), 12 Assistant (4), 13 Jolly (6), 14 Tightly fitting garment (7), 15 Instant (9), 17 Distressing (9), 18 Instance (7), 19 Small sea creature (6), 20 Frozen rain (4), 23 Insect (9), 25 Watering device (9), 26 Board game (4),


27 Repudiate (6), 29 Frolicsome (7), 32 Impugn (9), 34 General agreement (9), 35 Performer (7), 36 Placate (6), 37 Worshipped image (4), 38 Profitable (9), 39 Stupid (9) Down


1 Irritating (8), 2 Oscar (7,5), 3 Soft drink (8), 4 Contusion (6), 5 Artist (8),


6 Denial of legal responsibility (10)


7 Outfit (7), 8 Specific (10), 11 Grown-up (5), 16 Put out for use (6), 19 Timid (3), 21 Without warning (3,2,1,6), 22 Infuriate (6),


23 Highly pleasing (10), 24 Amity (10), 25 Male offspring (3), 28 Supervisor (8), 29 Strong leaning (8), 30 Languid (8), 31 Unlawful (7), 33 Loft (5),


34 Select (6)


Last week’s answers Cryptic Across:


4, For-est. 7, Snowball


8, OC-cult 10, AD-age 13, Rory 14, Role 15, Peru 16, Fee 17, Toad 19, Scar 21, Conductor 23, Mons 24, Cu-y-p 26, Ho-W 27, Ahem 29, S-par 32, G-lad 33, D-Ella 34, Barrel 35, Valu-able 36, Treble Down:


(cap)Able 4, Floo-r 3


7 9 8


2


2 4 1


9 7 6 5 3


Fill the grid with the number 1 to 9 so that each row, column and 3x3 block contains the numbers 1 to 9. Target: 30 minutes


5 1 9 3 3 6 2 4 5 7 3 8 9


1, O-scar 2, To-tal 3, 5, Racy 6, Solder 9, C-rusty


11, Dot 12, G-Et on 13, Redu-CED 15, Pad 16, Far 18, On sal-e 20, Copse 21, Cow 22, Cum 23, Mohair 25, Hal 28, Hal-V-e 30, Plebs 31, Rates 32, Grub 33, Drum. Quick Across:


4, Accept 7, Turncoat 8,


Laptop 10, Blade 13, Baby 14, Sane 15, Pass 16, Air 17, Pair 19, Emit 21, Potential 23, Sett 24, Oils 26, Fat 27, Acne 29, Opal 32, Vile 33, Snipe 34, Shrine 35, Abandons 36, Strain. Down:


Copy 6, Profit 9, Abseil 11, Lay 12, Depot 13, Bar none 15, Pie 16, Ail 18, Attain 20, Mason 21, Pet 22, Tie 23, Sachet 25, Cap 28, Clean 30, Pilot 31, Least 32, Visa 33, Song


1, Stubs 2, Urban 3, Oche 4, Atlas 5,


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