Puzzles Solutions: Issue 341

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By Kezi James, Puzzles Editor

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Cryptic Crossword

Apologies for the error contained in Cryptic Crossword in the Puzzles page in Epigram this week. 16 Across was in the wrong place - the correct full version of the puzzle is below followed by the solution.

Credit: Conor Cullen, 4th year Engineering Mathematics

Across

1 Breed a tame mule for good luck charm. Can’t get by without ‘em (6).

3 Couples dance in French capital (5).

6 Alienate a malformed sergeant (8).

7 Uninitiated parson sets church on fire (5).

9 Harmful window glass, by the sound of it (4).

11 Grotesque haunter to dig up grave (7).

14 Golf played by Romeo produces sounds of unhappiness (6).

16 Confused monarch caught in downpour (5).

17 Taxi diverted from route by troubled cab raider (9).

Down

2 Bachelor’s instrument sounds a bit behind (4).

4 Split open a piece of cheese before you exit (6).

5 Lithium crystals dissolved for sterling afterwards (6).

8 Metal concealed in guillotine (3).

10 Fusing on charged particle makes one cry (5).

12 Money obtained from expensive wool (4).

13 Run away from insect, so we hear (4).

15 An agitated liar sees, given an epiphany (8).

18 Go near fresh fruit (6).

Solutions:

Across

1 Amulet: Breed a tame mule for good luck charm. Can’t get by without ‘em (6).

3 Pairs: Couples dance in French capital (5).

6 Estrange: Alienate a malformed sergeant (8).

7 Arson: Uninitiated parson sets church on fire (5).

9 Pain: Harmful window glass, by the sound of it (4).

11 Unearth: Grotesque haunter to dig up grave (7).

14 Groans: Golf played by Romeo produces sounds of unhappiness (6).

16 Reign: Confused monarch caught in downpour (5).

17 Barricade: Taxi diverted from route by troubled cab raider (9)

Down

2 Bass: Bachelor’s instrument sounds a bit behind (4).

4 Cleave: Split open a piece of cheese before you exit (6).

5 Liquid: Lithium crystals dissolved for sterling afterwards (6).

8 Tin: Metal concealed in guillotine (3).

10 Onion: Fusing on charged particle makes one cry (5).

12 Cash: Money obtained from expensive wool (4).

13   Flee: Run away from insect, so we hear (4).

15 Realises: An agitated liar sees, given an epiphany (8).

18 Orange: Go near fresh fruit (6).  

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