Answers – 2016

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Click here for the solution to the December 2015 crossword.
Click here for the solution to the March 2016 crossword.

Click here for the solution to the April 2016 crossword.

Highlight for May answers…
Across: 5 Tobacco, 10 Quarryman, 11 Saint, 12 A-bomb, 13 Enunciate, 14 Karangahape road, 16 Crossword puzzle, 19 Speaks for, 21 Panic, 23 Aidan, 24 Looseness, 25 The bomb, 26 Estate. Down: 2 Enamour, 3 Bare bones, 4 Remuera golf club, 5 Tongue and groove, 6 Basic, 7 Chicago, 8 On the edge, 9 Aqua, 14 Kick start, 15 Equipment, 17 Overdue, 18 Zaniest, 20 Kendo, 22/1 Cast member.
Highlight for June answers…
Across: 1 Soccer practice, 9 Insider, 10 Extreme, 11 Taffetas, 12 Terror, 14 Ulnas, 15 Ozone hole, 17 Hokeyness, 19 Cable, 21 Ethics, 23/22 Hibiscus coast, 25 Trojans, 26 Reallow, 27 Tatterdemalion. Down: 1 Saint cuthberts, 2/6 Cosi fan tutte, 3 Endlessly, 4 Pardalotes, 5 Awed, 7 Cheerio, 8 George gershwin, 13 Bonsai tree, 16 Enchilada, 18 Kohuora, 20 Bacilli, 24 Tsar.
Highlight for July-August answers…
Across: 9 Brake light, 11 Apoplexy, 12 Editor, 13 Spangle, 14 Emmy, 15 Betel, 16 Onager, 17 Organs, 19 Ickier, 21 Antithesis, 23 Queen Victoria School, 25 Far and away, 27 Exhale, 29 Prissy, 30 Purewa, 35 Omni, 36 Mononym, 37 Hydric, 38 Ballyhoo, 39 Start again.
Down: 1/20 Bridge club, 2 Alert, 3 Eggs on, 4 Straightforwardness, 5/36 Margaret mahy, 7 Old English sheepdog, 8 Examine, 10 Katherine mansfield, 17 Overstep, 18 Breviary, 21 ABC, 22 Loll, 24 Icy, 26 Depend on, 28/6 Grammar zone, 31 Wombat, 33 Osiris, 34/32 White heron.

Highlight for September answers…
Across: 1/11 Windsor castle, 5 Poppies, 9 Old master, 10 Gismo, 12 Polygyny, 14 Upset, 16 Heffalump, 18 Kedgerees, 20 Koala, 22 Riffraff, 23 Moomin, 26 Union, 27 Laid aside, 28 Earthly, 29 Shyness. Down: 1 Woodchuck, 2 Nudists, 3 Snail, 4 Rate, 5 Parrotfish, 6 Piggyback, 7 I ask you, 8 Story, 13 Cheerfully, 15 The grinch, 17 Plainness, 19 Daffier, 21 Armoire, 22 Rouse, 24 Ovary, 25 Kids.

Highlight for October answers…
Across: 1 Winnie-the-Pooh, 10/11 Queen Elizabeth, 12 Illicit, 14 Diehard, 15 Nonagenarian, 19 Rental income, 24 Neon gas, 25 Inroads, 26 Gunstocks, 27 Betel, 28 Assassination.
Down: 2 Ideals, 3 Nun, 4 Electra, 5 Hair dye, 6 Plate warmer, 7 Operatic, 8 Equip, 9 Shading, 13 Coolangatta, 16 Gin, 17 Bronagh, 18 Antoines, 20 Insects, 21 Caisson, 22 Tattoo, 23 Psalm, 27 Bit.

Highlight for November answers…
Across: 1/12/29 Parnell Rose Gardens, 5 Archway, 10 Wigwam, 11 Aim, 13 Dagobert, 14 Lumpy, 15 History report, 18 Mountain range, 22 End up, 24 Retreats, 25 Jung, 26 Rum, 27 Nettle, 28 Remarry.

Down: 2 Animal, 3 Newtonian, 4 Lambent, 6 Rambler, 7 Harem, 8 Assayers, 9 Battering rams, 16 Pigmented, 17 Molecule, 19 Aspirer, 20 Antenna, 21 Stolen, 23 Dogma.

Highlight for December answers…
Across: 1 Cyanide, 5 Tea bags, 9 Waitemata, 10 Norma, 11 Specious, 13 Selwyn, 15 Against the clock, 17 Good-for-nothings, 21 Browns, 22 Coachman, 26 Raita, 27 Whodunnit, 28 Yielded, 29 Mystery.

Down: 1 Cowls, 2 Arise, 3 Iberian, 4 Evaluators, 5 To a T, 6 Apnoeic, 7 Arrowtown, 8 Sea snakes, 12 Peg, 14 Chloroform, 15 Argy-bargy, 16 Apologise, 18 Finland, 19 Hiccups, 20 Goa, 23 Mince, 24 Nutty, 25 Owed.

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