Crossword #16

QUICK CLUES. ACROSS:

1. Major event every four years. (3,7,5)

7. Hole left by volcano. (6)

9. Describing repeating events. (8)

12. Very populous Asian country. (5)

13. Sick. (6)

14. In one’s birthday suit. (4)

17. Of no importance. (15)

20. Reports in the papers.  (4)

25. Ten dollar note. (6)

28. African scene of recent dictator removal.  (5)

29. Horse, e.g. which turned one last August. (8)

30. Gained through one’s labour. (6)

31. A deceitful person. (5,2,3,5)

DOWN:

2. Become solid. (6)

3. How we like our trains. (2,4)

4. An outdoor meal. (6)

5. Annoying insect. (6)

6. Sun in Italy. (3)

8. Royal domains. (6)

10. Middle eastern country with nuclear ambitions. (4)

11. Type of drug. (4)

13. Worker’s association. (5)

15. Swiss mathematician. (5)

16. If the light is bright, it is switched __. (2)

18. Refusal. (2)

19. Appetiser. (6)

21. Not difficult. (4)

22. Blemish on skin, usually result of injury. (4)

23. Two piece bathers. (6)

24. Lose from memory. (6)

26. More adjacent. (6)

27. What an artist puts his or her work on. (6)

29. Affirmative. (3)

 

CROSSWORD NUMBER 16:  CRYPTIC CLUES

 ACROSS:

 1. PS: hot mice gamely contested major world wide event in London. (3,7,5)

 7. Volcanic remnant of speed within credit. (6)

 9. Cycle, ice, ale: all lose direction, so go around in circles! (8)

 12. Asian country of uncertain diameter. (5)

 13. Ailing United Nations water supply. (6)

 14. Naked in the dune! (4)

 17. Trivial popular trick, South eastern queen loses direction with French milk returning. (15)

 20. Information in all directions.  (4)

 25. Cheese starter returned an old ten pound note. (6)

 28. African capital heard in abbreviated chiropractor.  (5)

 29. Gray Line carrying a one year old animal. (8)

 30. Deserved in the year Ned roamed. (6)

      31. A hidden enemy with a reptile in the lawn. (5,2,3,5)

 

DOWN:

2. Set with endless chart leading to hideaway. (6)

3. Tim in one train is punctual. (2,4)

4. Party in carousel, not in circus, beginnings of an outdoor celebration. (6)

5. CIA all over CAD to draw noisy insect. (6)

6. Italian sun in odd spoil. (3)

8. Kingdoms in real outside manuscripts. (6)

10. Devastating rain in Persian Gulf republic. (4)

11. Endless and ordered 5 Down: with a low pH. (4)

13. Joining of onion if first replaced with you. (5)

15. Swiss mathematician heard by oiler. (5)

16. Last half moon in position above and in contact with supporting surface. (2)

18. Negative, looking back at 16 Down. (2)

19. Measure large plant in first course. (6)

21. Freedom from difficulty will erase “R”. (4)

22. Mark of disc arriving. (4)

23. See the odd brick in one brief bathing suit. (6)

24. Don’t remember to make with bar. (6)

26. Come close to hesitation: is now closer! (6)

27. Artists’ stands when anxiety reduces over left. (6)

29. Positive seen early yesterday! (3)

 

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