No.26 July-August 2018

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1 See 23 Down
5 They destroy old but insufficiently valued members of the community taking tea at home with chestnuts (9)
10 Regret, the Parisian way (3)
11 Initial rotary action lacks sense (13)
12 Employers of rotary action to trim 5 are sometimes said to be the new ones (10)
13 Avoid Dunedin location, going west to grind food (6)
15 Breaking, for example, part of leg? Use a drug (3,4)
17 One Barry lit goes off in a huff (9)
19 Crown Middle Eastern one the Maori way (5)
21 Maya is involved in retrospective account of port in the Middle East (5)
22 Public transport? Parking? Walk! (5)
24 What’s left after Red Queen entertains Principal (9)
25 Type of 33 found in a skinny tube (7)
27 Where a 33 guards what it doesn’t want (6)
29 Underwear incorporated test for sea dweller (5,5)
32 Without vessels, wandering cart valuer taking cross around Middle East (13)
33 Do-gooder starts to fasten hatch (3)
34 Porters hold I read about 33s (9)
35 The most supercilious form of dissent (7)
Down
1 An extremely portable flare? (4,5)
2 Drench you and I in open (7)
3 Lingo of fool getting time off for maiden (5)
4 Forget clothing, I have helical ribs! (5,7)
5 They’re found on tanks and leaves (11,6)
6 Hello, here’s a small coaster vessel (4)
7 Approaches organs from the north (5)
8 Seed I put under magazine’s midsection in sober organisation, causing a fear of buzzers (9)
9 Recoil when G.B. follower eats your head? Yes (3,4)
14 A kingdom like Ekland, say the French aboard space station (7,5)
16 Terrorists’ panel game from the Middle East (5)
18 Worthless stuff brought to Otago University for a giant armadillo (5)
20 Carpet, then almost sack politician? Not I! (9)
23 Before taking off judge in a fix… (9)
23/1A …I overrule Mina’s coarse slang term for 5 (7,7)
26 One game is cut short (7)
28 Kevin rejecting tax department’s antelope (5)
30 Big bird returned how much sugar for a 33? (5)
31 Party thrown for a 33? (4)

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No.26 July-August 2018

No 16 Jumbo Matariki crossword (July-August 2017)

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Across
1 Indonesian guy appearing in “Bottom” (8)
5 15 26’s flyer not fond of a Melting Moment (3,7)
11 Termite eater I’m told “never ‘urt anyvun” (8)
12 I’m fastidious, with a fixed routine about giving official permission (10)
14/28/42 Sir Danish Enchanter’s an ingenious writer (4,9,8)
15/26 Fungus creator saying yes to Scot in the street (rubbish about Diana) (7,6)
16 Heavens above! Taking drug in the Hebrides? (4)
19 Drug a branch of the police (4)
20 A systemic reaction to 2, for example; without drugs, one relies on it (6,8)
22 Being degenerate, entice with sex (9)
23 Divers method to remove moisture (6)
26 See 15
28 See 14
31 Antarctic archipelago from which one might obtain lad’s sin (7,7)
32 Passion found in the heart of the country (4)
33 One repeated giving the bird (4)
34 Load diamonds into suitcase found in the Arctic Ocean (4,3)
35 Our responsibility? (4)
39 Igloo brims madly with embarrassing misunderstandings (10)
40 Pest found in pie by Mike bitten by smoker? (8)
41 “Th-Theing” – the latest fad? (3,2,5)
42 See 14
Down
1 Auckland Suburb’s second rate – all have nothing at first (5,5)
2 A complaint that often goes unvoiced (10)
3 Negative state of new star (4)
4 A state in which one hears “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” (6,8)
6 “The state of being us” – Princess’ appearing in Winnie-the-Pooh’s ditties (9)
7 First sailing vessel to Mr Pye’s island (4)
8 Resistance units may be seen outside government post (4)
9 Met Ken, disheartened despite holding all the aces, near Warkworth (8)
10 The Four Cockneys of the Apocalypse, heading north to become Vikings (8)
13 Midge chasing little devil is like many of our waterways, unfortunately (6)
17 One German stepped into fight – “So, we meet again!” (14)
18 Work wine maker to crush (7)
21 Wake Stephen to make a meal (4,3)
24 Hello – Mr Sanders eats mince, then has a long sleep (10)
25 Castle-owners may be found out at midday (10)
27 Canadian city found in Kansas, too, strangely (9)
28 See 36
29 Fun poker placed by a joint, say (8)
30 A goer taking in a river is liable to change (8)
36/28 Key and Helen, say, sadly missed 29 (4,6)
37 15th century weapon reversed after end removed? Nonsense! (4)
38 Wilder unit of heredity? (4)

(By the way I hope you like the “star” design – Matariki is the Maori new year, and is also the name for the Pleiades star cluster.)

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No 16 Jumbo Matariki crossword (July-August 2017)