Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

The NS Crossword by Otterden

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

The NS Crossword by Otterden

Article excerpt

Across

7 To work naked is to be liberated (5)

8 Raises children to be way above moderate (9)

10 Setter was under siege (6)

11 Bird is often drunk at cocktail parties (8)

12 He manages a 10 (8)

13 Got rid of man in uneven side (4)

15 He acted a 10 (7)

17 Open up a branch in the desert (7)

20 Silly first attempt not right (4)

22 He rode a 10 (8)

25 Increase number in the incubator (8)

26 He cooks a 10 (6)

27 He opened a 10 (9)

28 He kept a 10 (5)

Down

1 Perhaps not as cute in French anyhow (2,4,3)

2 Animal rescuers find a quick way to oppose Ark (8)

3 Complaint coming from one in mental confusion! (7)

4 Lure cleaner to former Thailand resort (8)

5 Bird with a strident call, almost a shriek (6)

6 He ran a 10 (5)

9 Sign of life over the bank holiday (4)

14 Dangers to shipping in Poole harbour (9)

16 To stir up is redefined as to beat (8)

18 Grouse flesh is a delicacy (8)

19 Decrease legal maturity time (4,3)

21 Walton-on-Thames possibly (6)

23 Find fault with one of 21's pursuits (4)

24 Rejected presidential candidate in Ireland (5)

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Answers to crossword of 6 December 2010

Across 8) Creature 9) X-rayed 10) Administrate 12) Prism 13) Great Dane 15) Jericho 17) Moorhen 19) Raincloud 20) Knack 23) Tobacco plant 25) Baboon 26) Diagonal Down 1) Fred Trueman 2) Habits 3) Quail 4) Venture 3) Excavator 6) Lavender 7) Yen 11) Under canvas 14) Whalebone 16) Ignition 18) Suicide 21) Nelson 22) Zonal 24) Oaf

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