Issue 118: Crossword – Down on the Farm

17 August 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Down on the Farm

 

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Down on the Farm

Across

    2  Christmas favourite but they do not vote for it (7)

    5  How life is and whom you may find there (6)

    7  Machine often put together with 10dn to reap grain (7 )

    8  Animal bedding but you do not want the short (5)

  11  Found gleaning by Boaz (4)

  12  Protective headgear that is going to disappear? (3)

  13  Beverage made using 20ac (3)

  14  Group of milk producers (5,4)

  15  19ac’s occupants are very happy in it (6)

  19  Swinish pen (3)

  20  Barley product (4)

  21  What 7dn will have to do to hatch 17dn (3)

  22  Scruffy figure designed to protect crops (9)

 

Down

    1  Margarine alternative but not from a goat (6)

    3  Kind of memory 4dn likely to have? (3)

    4  Flock guide (8)

    6  Expanse of land adds gold for essential machinery (7)

    7  Yellow producer of 17dn (7)

    9  Informal staple food (4)

  10  Crop gatherer (9)

  14  Producers of 17dn without a run (5)

  16  Can be sown wild or turned into cakes (4)

  17  Omelette ingredient (4)

  18  Not a crime against a person to grow it (4)

 

Issue 117: Crossword – Au Bord de la Mer

10 August 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Au Bord de la Mer

 

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10 August 2017

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Au Bord de la Mer

 

Across

    1  Could be a theatre or an amusement arcade at its end (4)

    2  Solution to the burning problem (8)

    8  What to take to Brighton or Blackpool? (3,4)

    9  Are they full of crazy golfers? (5)

  10  Your sand one unlikely to hold out against the waves (6)

  12  Head support plus hesitation for island where Branson goes 1dn (6)

  14  Touchy fish frier (6)

  17  Divers? No- their kit (6)

  19  Cycladic island shelters Irish republicans (5)

  21  Suitable clothing material (5)

  22  Pacific region where Bondi Beach is located (7)

  23  Riviera resort made famous by BB (2,6)

  24  How senior citizens get there -it’s a long story (4)

 

Down

    1  Best roll your trousers up before you go ……… (8)

    3  What you need to do on arrival (6)

    4  Catch these crustaceans with a bit of bacon (5)

    5  A burkini will …..your whole body (7)

    6  Mother begins Hawaiian island (4)

    7  Had an enforced island holiday (6)

  11  Laddish Cyprus resort has a quick sleep (4,4)

  13  What to aim for at the funfair (7)

  15  The ……., the better- for sun worshippers(6)

  16  Where surfers finish up (6)

  18  What you shout when you win at it (5)

  20  Classical coast formed from Scottish island and me (5)

  21  … Palmas for great beaches (3)

 

 

 

 

Issue 116: Crossword – Plain Vanilla 23

3 August 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Plain Vanilla 23

 

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3 August 2017

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Plain Vanilla 23

Across

    1  Flammable chaps (4)

    3  Royal house famous for cheekiness? (8)

    9  How enthusiasts wax (7)

  10  Largely Pakistani flower (5)

  11  Festive headgear (6,6)

  13  Hosiery and WWII currency (6)

  15  Very probable (4-2)

  17  Do held before the actual day? (7,5)

  20  Moscow and Madrid both endured one (5)

  21  ‘Music …….. please’?  No- only  one of  them in the song (7)

  22  Drug-fuelled killer (8)

  23  Skye or Sheppey, for example (4)

 

Down

    1  Liquid measure incorporates Europe to produce warships (8)

    2  Serial battlefield (5)

    4  What an actor does unscripted (2-4)

    5  Thin person fond of nude bathing? (6-6)

    6  What 5dn does first (7)

    7  Grist loses right to be the heart of the matter (4)

    8  Cinema conservationists who use computers? (6,6)

  12  When I was around (2,2,4)

  14  Fifty snakes for the other part of the game (7)

  16  Rascal plus me found in Dublin Bay (6)

  18  Business tax (5)

  19  Where to find Japan and Korea (4)

 

Issue 115: Crossword – The Brexit Bog

27 July 2017

Crossword by Boffles

The Brexit Bog

 

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27 July 2017

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The Brexit Bog

Across

    7  EU principle problematic when people are involved (4,8)

    8  Roll call for politician thought to favour a soft one (7,1)

    9  Will UK plc be such afterwards? (1,3)

  10  Hard or soft or not at all – public ……. differs (7)

  12  No doubt, we will have to in regard to some points in the negotiations (3,2)

  14  Let’s hope it will not result in such a downturn (5)

  16  Will there be a customs one between Eire and 22dn? (7)

  19  Northerner likely to have got his kilt in a twist over it (4)

  20  All too likely that we will be for leaving (8)

  21  Financial business we are going to have to fight to retain (4,8)

 

Down

    1  Some think the answer is to join the European Economic one (4)

    2  Will it make our economy more like this one? (6)

    3  Says the EU can go whistle for any money (7)

    4  How are farmers going to do so without foreign workers? (4)

    5  The Parliamentary one will be endless (6)

    6  ‘Say not the …….. nought availeth’  Clough – the Brexiteer’s motto? (8)

  11  Lloyds of London is going to write them in Brussels (8)

  13  Tough-talking Frenchy with a clock (7)

  15  2dn manufaturers of these are worried (6)

  17  No deal would be the last one (6)

  18  Hooray –  we can still go into it with the European ….. Agency, a non-EU body (5)

  22  In short, only UK region with an EU land border (2)

 

Issue 114: Crossword – Sicily

20 July 2017

Crossword by Boffles

Sicily

 

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20 July 2017

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Sicily

Across

1 & 12ac          Our thing (4)

    3  Fried rice balls (8)

    8  Arab influenced ingredient used in its cuisine (7)

  10  Mussolini was not one of 1 and 12ac (3)

  11  Ruled in 15dn before the Norman kings (5)

  12  See 1ac (6)

  14  Its king was often king of this as well (6)

  16  Is there such a wine? That’s nuts (6)

  18  They drove 5dn out (6)

  20  He wrote an opera about its Vespas?  No – Vespers (5)

  21  Star who, no doubt, visited to be alone (5)

  22  You may be fortified by this wine – it is (7)

  24  Famous novel about a prince, not a big cat (7)

  25  Oxbridge fellows involved with 1 and 12ac? (4)

 

Down

    1  Town with strong links to 1 and 12 ac (8)

    2  Amazingly, you can on 7dn (3)

    4  Garibaldi led one there (6)

    5  Invaded the island like many before them (5)

    6  What 7dn is like when active (7)

    7  It towers over Catania (4)

    9  For the Norman kings, producing legitimate …….. was crucial (5)

  13  Top sailors often in action around its coastline (8)

  15  Founded by a whiter medical officer? (7)

  17  The list of its ranges from D H Lawrence to John Julius Norwich (6)

  19  What it is in Italian (5)

  22  Its setting in short (3)

  23  A lot of it about nothing in Messina according to Shakespeare (3)