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2022-01-15T08:00:00.0000000Z

2022-01-15T08:00:00.0000000Z

Stuff NZ Newspapers

https://stuff.pressreader.com/article/282956748527235

Puzzles

// ACROSS 1 Didn’t win the mug and was humiliated (4,4) 5 The pupil leaves the fruit pie for a friend (6) 9 Season the Queen gets a dog (8) 10 Eva and Dan moved from this state (6) 12 Press and nag to get a loco (4,5) 13 Fable writer has a revolutionary stance (5) 14 Greek character leaving stupid boss (4) 16 The lad briefly goes after a prissy, posh plant (7) 19 Scrub after the swine? Nonsense! (7) 21 Decline the basin (4) 24 Found on the shore and on board! (5) 25 Country admitting individuals for an Asian country (9) 27 The entrepreneur only concealed a nerve cell (6) 28 The scholar left a dumb dog (8) 29 Reliable upper-class tryst formed (6) 30 Raises in relief half of them before employers (8) // DOWN 1 The fool caught in an untruth is a young woman (6) 2 Various moaners missed a homily (6) 3 Wince losing the final small bird (5) 4 Declare stupidly it’s absolved (7) 6 Frank about the proportion that gets theatre work (9) 7 Confirms Paddington is not at home (5,3) 8 Gather fruit could turn up again (8) 11 It’s down to oppress and it’s up to match the pace (4) 15 To move with ecstasy? (9) 17 The colour of a horse is an old joke (8) 18 Start to negotiate with the rifle expert for a Northland settlement (8) 20 Maori conference on a native bird (4) 21 Wing a Royal Marine using a handgun (7) 22 Children with a shilling get the publications (6) 23 Candles for the fancy repast (6) 26 Marsh gets a native tree (5)

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