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Napier Courier - 2021-10-13

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CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7700

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ACROSS 1. Aminute and unpleasant creature (4). 7, Broke, didn’t travel together (4,5). 8. Stuff back the raincoat the rain comes through (4). 9. The prime, we’re told, but not of a boxer (4). 10. A jeweller’s combine? (4). 11. What I let slip from the roof (4). 14. Does fall out with of late, sadly (10). 16. Having braved the wrath, brave peril (4,6). 19. Bound to return it to the chief (4). 22. Old statesman (4). 24. The way to have a switch-round (4). 25. No order from the dining-room (4). 26. Quickly adopt an attitude that’s wrong in it (4-5). 27. Be matched against and lick (4). DOWN 1. Silent, the animal turns on it (5). 2. Stroke and be very nice to (5). 3. Scrape out the contents of the jar? (6). 4. Show having a carousal outside (6). 5. Box that has a spring right at the bottom (4). 6. Get across a tale, perhaps, to foreigners? (9). 12. Get all worked up when Scamp, the mutt, and I get on (9). 13. Move and it will cut you (4). 15. He left the boy something to eat (4). 17. An expansive “In foreign parts” (6). 18. Admits one is the donor (6). 20. The one wood that’s really suitable for the purpose (5). 21. “Very attractive,” as the cannibal put it! (5). 23. Time of year in which the fruit appears (4). CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7699 - SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Vice-like grip. 8, Perm-it. 9, M-i-nut-e. 10, Comm-ent. 12, Blade. 15, Terse (anag). 16, Cor-sage. 18, S-i-l-ent. 20, Rep-ai-d. 22, Past midnight Down - 1, Ti-reso-me. 2, Beam. 3, Distant (anag). 4,Terms. 5, Wrinkles. 6, S’pit (rev). 11, Masseuse (anag). 13, Dogfight. 14, Co-mrade. 17, Stems 19, I-mp-s 21, Pa-i-r. QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7699 - SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Faint-hearted. 8, Talent. 9, Porter. 10, Devious. 12, Legal. 15, Stiff. 16, Finnish. 18, Charge. 20, Occult. 22, Bloodthirsty. Down - 1, Parakeet. 2, Once. 3, Shotgun. 4, Happy. 5, Sturgeon. 6, Idle. 11, Inferior. 13, Absolute. 14, Timothy. 17, Ready. 19, Hobo. 21, Cart.

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