The Scottish Mail on Sunday - 2021-11-21



Get Puzzling!

Every week our gallant knight engages in an amiable joust with his page. They provide different clues that give the same answers. Sir Lancelot gives the Cryptic Clues and his page the Quick Clues. Now join them in a game of iSpy for your chance to win £250! Answers next Sunday. SIR LANCELOT’S CRYPTIC CLUES Across 9 Dragon is missing a sign (5) 10 Uncharacteristic unity – clap wildly (9) 11 What anyone’s watch says in pub, on occasion (5,4) 12 Bad-tempered friend of Mole’s (5) 13 Graduate is no problem inside Balkan region (6) 14 Not working occasionally when the match has finished (4-4) 16 Revive, concerning novel (7) 18 At university, drunk and tense (7) 20 At home, authority is clumsy (8) 22 Rung round, say, about some music (6) 25 Tingle endlessly about sparkle (5) 26 Church delivered cool tea and confectionery (9) 28 Unanimous shout, not initially a sin (3,6) 29 Smooth, left out old sadist (5) Down 1 Backwards, as it happens – not good (4) 2 Outline is almost exact (6) 3 No malice involved in source of fuel (4,4) 4 Show fear in some game (5) 5 Difficult nurse to go round America (9) 6 Pairs forming large shape (6) 7 Very critical, society, about object (8) 8 Performing recent drama before group of children (4,6) 13 I’m harming redevelopment behind key city (10) 15 Eccentric symbol (9) 17 Supple cord transporting bile (8) 19 Rites too strange for a reptile (8) 21 Errand boy has to return broth (6) 23 From menu, ancestor gets distinction (6) 24 Agreeable children’s favourite? (5) 27 God of the roses (4) iSpy winner October 31: Sheila Legg, of Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Last week’s answer: 12 TO ENTER: Complete the Crossword and count how many times the letter ‘i’ appears in the grid. Then text LANCELOT followed by a space, your answer, name and postcode to 65700, eg LANCELOT 9 John Smith W8 5TT. Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate. To enter by phone, call 0905 652 2140 and leave your answer and details. Calls cost £1 plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Entries will be accepted until 11.59pm on Friday. See below for terms and conditions. Phone and text Helpline 0330 1000 601.


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