Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

The Ns Crossword by Otterden

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

The Ns Crossword by Otterden

Article excerpt

Across

8 Novel village needingi6A for completion (8,2)

9 Feel good about having a look (4)

10 Nag to get agreement abroad from French (4)

11 Flooring in apartment tending to lack good finish (io)

12 The girl's first engagement present (4)

13 Counter nature more in the wild (io)

16 Screamer! (11,4)

21 Just about to wreak hot revenge (2), (3), (5)

24 Entitled one to get praise in speech (4)

26 She is supportive about Egyptian god getting into reference library entries (6), (4)

28 Came off the summit (4)

29 National game in state of collapse (4)

30 Worked avidly to have dog returned to a Midlands legend (4), (6)

Down

1 She cut a familiar line closure in Macbeth (6)

2 Heavenly number in reality (8)

3 About 20 weeks' holiday (4-4)

4 Detailed perfect plan (4)

5 Discontented theatregoers forsake Sartre for a German playwright (6)

6 Monitor new start for piano (6)

7 Heard one can be dropped for making a lot of noise (8)

14 Complete spread not started (5)

15 Harry's mate is in front (3)

17 Unknown insect's buzz around one prickly plant (8)

18 Time for wage cut (3)

19 Mountain study requires Scandinavian money to get geology executed (8)

20 Water birds come from shopping centre on Northern Ireland peninsula (8) ...

22 ... Others from unoccupied house the property of 15D (6)

23 Very much against salty stew (6)

25 Intermediate class about to impress (6) 27 Race in backyard (4)

Answers to Alphabetical Crossword of 10-16 January 2014

Across 8) Clio 9) Trade union 10) Origin ofSpecies 11) Abstained 12) Hoops 15) Unarmed 17) Quetzal 19) X-axes 20) Dispelled 23) Victoria Station 25) Bierkeller 26) Sops Down 1) Floribunda 2) Nought 3) Eton fives 4) Waffles 5) Yelps 6) Knockout 7) Zone 13) Peace Corps 14) Jump start 16) Re-enters 18) Miracle 21) Latest 22) Green 24) Iris

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