No.14 May 2017

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Across
1/9 Gold Card Ken’s twirl, flirting with someone who might be found at the Michael King Centre (8,6)
10 May put another 13 in as caretaker of a fortress (9)
11 Fiona giving rag to servant (6)
12 Michele has spirit in battle (9)
13 See 22
16 See 22
18 The NZ band put out by those making overtures (7)
19 Statesman I had back with zip, an’… (7)
20 …also a backsliding serpent (3)
22/16/13 Roughly order funny lad for Poet Laureate (5,3,5)
26 Saddle pursuer of status with dog (both tailless) for Glenn (9)
27 Ivan’s greeting in bird house (6)
28 Maori rota may create temporary suspensions (9)
29 Orderin’ Ian (6)
30 Iron Lady (short), good person I included in holiday (8)
Down
2 “Province in Zaire” – what butler might be heard to say before one (6)
3 Boasting, heading off, playing with toy (6)
4 With flowers like Molly or Leopold (6)
5 Fastest pace zombie can achieve? (4,3)
6 Zombie film drizzl’d in a drop of sweat (9)
7 Has origin in grassroots? (5,4)
8 Work not started, no excavations yet, and no openings for islander (8)
14 Showering with high-energy electrons not a double-crossing (9)
15 Ancient coil in the generator (9)
16 Qua third King of Judah (3)
17 Tuck may follow this bite and… (3)
18 …confront Joker for the Queen of Hearts, perhaps (4,4)
21 Boastful type announces cancellation of performance (4-3)
23 Squeal rudely at one’s peers? (6)
24 Goldberg’s band touring West Indies (6)
25 Charioteer: “Was it the Centaur I gazed upon? Not entirely!” (6)

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No.14 May 2017

No.13 April 2017

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Across
1 Party has small drink, misbehaves (4,2)
5 A building feature for revolting chap (6)
9 How we would describe you and me (3,7)
10/12 Auckland suburb with mouth ointment? (8)
11 Most theatrical, really – oddly rural
12 See 10
13 A tree about right for one who perhaps knows too much about too little (6)
16 Freeholders of yore, many liberated (8)
17 Like a line from 7 to 26 (8)
18 Tropical fruit cored for secondary schools (6)
21 They may be given to children at 27 (4)
22 The finer points of the Norwegian coastline? (3,3,4)
24 Stuff Greek letters back (4)
25 Working out, loses energy, gains nothing to remove spirits (10)
26 Brownish-grey May murdered King (6)
27 Letter visible above flower leads to religious holiday (6)
Down
2 Accommodate cool (7)
3 Agent knocks back fish (7)
4 Devout, abundant without company (5)
5 The First Victim? (5,4)
6 Adjust extent of backside? (9)
7 Malaysia, hot? Perhaps, but it doesn’t reach these peaks (9)
8 Weep, lady, amidst blooms / at first sweet, now falling, as / Spring comes to Japan (6,7)
13 Plug, and put oil on spoke (9)
14 Primate’s aunt with organ arrangement (5-4)
15 Know direction following tiger to school (9)
19 Fords found in polling booth? (7)
20 Accord English books x 7/3 (7)
23 Suitable spot amidst scenic headlands (5)

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No.13 April 2017