No.10 December 2016

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Across
1 Nice day for spreading poison (7)
5 Sachets will lead 5 down, so to speak (3,4)
9 Harbour doubt about ketchup ingredient, say (9)
10 She’s against environmental legislation (5)
11 Bend Ms Clark right away? Could be misleading (8)
13 College where tailor is involved with Ms Collingwood (6)
15 Not for strike? Must finish before a deadline! (7,3,5)
17 Droning host? Goof off, idlers! (4-3-8)
21 Toasts a boy at Rugby’s? (6)
22 Prepare chap for the stage? (8)
26 Author said to get side dish (5)
27 29 (possibly involving 1 across or 14) rarely answered by the butler (9)
28 Surrendered, as the 29 has by the end of a 27 (7)
29 Problem – my tyre’s burst! (7)
Down
1 Hoods caught birds (5)
2 Popularly believed to be first word said tonight, I’m told (5)
3 Russian going topless for Spaniard (7)
4 Assessors of lady left university at South Oregon beforehand (10)
5 Correct as far as the 20th letter (2,1,1)
6 An epic about nothing inhaled, about nothing inhaled (7)
7 Bolt to fringes of western settlement in Otago (9)
8 Marine reptiles see Kansas while swimming (3,6)
12 Clothes just hang on her (3)
14 Knock out monster from loch swallowing gold (10)
15 I hear South American canal boat worker’s verbal dispute (4-5)
16 Express regret that Olympian deity left out non-U appearance (9)
18 French end touch down at the Moomins’ homeland (7)
19 Hello, a small amount increases setbacks (7)
20 Found within no-go area, a former Portuguese colony (3)
23 Maiden in church to take short steps (5)
24 Crackers taste like macadamia, perhaps (5)
25 Creditor? Just get married! (4)

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No.10 December 2016

No.9 November 2016

hobson201611

Across
1/12/29 Solar panels Dr Green placed around park (7,4,7)
5 Knowing road to a type of door (7)
10 Perhaps hide enclosure from rug bang, say (6)
11 Attempt to hit article; I miss at first (3)
12 See 1
13 Unfit to badger Frankish king (8)
14 Rough, plump youth caught holding (5)
15 “Thy posterior art unclad” – radical school project (7,6)
18 Atlas, say, showing e.g. “Narnia Through the Looking-Glass” behind horse (8,5)
22 Finish with bottom in the air (3,2)
24 Goes back in regard to indulgences (8)
25 Shrink when placed before the French gives wilderness (4)
26 The odd drink (3)
27 Incense from stingy plant (6)
28 Give a second ring concerning harm to railway (7)
29 See 1
Down
2 Beastly to return blade (6)
3 A 2 with active Scot, related to Isaac (9)
4 A 2 with Ernst, oddly brilliant (7)
6 A 2 with audible smear; might be fond of a Tramp (7)
7 A 2 with Bond’s boss; it may have contained sultanas (5)
8 A 2 with rock inspectors (8)
9 A 2 with ringmaster arranged means to force entry (9,4)
16 A 2 with chess pieces Edward coloured (9)
17 A 2 with esculent heart, but very small (8)
19 A 2 (legless) that is mixed up with right Romeo wannabe (7)
20 A 2 (6-legged) Princess upset receiver (7)
21 A 2 may have provided this neckwear knight struggled to achieve (6)
23 A 2 mother’s principles (5)

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No.9 November 2016