Mungo’s Crossword N028

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Cryptic Clues


1. My life as a dog (6)

4. Strong man sick in the guts, pains all over (8)

9. Worker and war god at the heart of the scorpion! (7)

11. 9 across, perhaps or a sick Cate Blanchett – bad luck! (3,4)

12. Smashes statues (5)

13. Its final; in debt about a thousand to the territory, get a source of income (9)

14. So: after stove dish for a Nile lily? (10)

16. Perform, or entrance (4)

19. Silly drug (4)

20. Painful withdrawal from freezing country (4,6)

22. Rest disturbed, vomit in side the victim’s bed (9)

23. Fib, for example, taken back to lord (5)

25. Ease the load – we hear fib number 10! (7)

26. This bit of machinery sounds like vermin droppings (7)

27. Try out the container – it may set a precedent (4,4)

28. Crazy earl grabs holy books and gets a horn! (6)


1. Prominent directors right for a ship (9)

2. Reportedly mean as an emperor (5)

3. Cretans take turn to reconstruct another ancient culture (8)

5. Dim lurch erred, sinfully: infanticide! (5,8)

6. Bewitched swain embraces first love; these are the result! (2-4)

7. French article and English article operate successfully; turned product (9)

8. Support show off (5)

10. Confectionery contains zilch; that’s what you whisper to your loved one (5,8)

15. Snake, a Demerara-back in the long thick grass (9)

17. Merry Seth, crazy poet (9)

18. In the centre, I report back to the magazine, regrettable defunct (8)

21. Still radio interference (6)

22. Divided city (5)

24. Merman calls for alcohol (5)

Quick Clues


1. Breed of dog, Irish or Red (6)

4. Greatest Greek warrior at the siege of Troy (8)

9. Red giant start, Alpha Scorpionis (7)

11. Born under this, you will have bad luck (3,4)

12. Smashes, destroys (5)

13. Official gift of money, usually for a particular purpose (9)

14. Hardy flowering plant, Lily of the Nile (10)

16. Entrance, or barrier to it (4)

19. Stupid person (4)

20. Withdrawal from addiction by immediate total abstinence (4,6)

22. Temporary bed used by paramedics for accident victims (9)

23. Feudal lord (5)

25. Make less heavy (7)

26. Mechanism consisting of toothed bar or wheel with pawl (7)

27. Legal hearing designed to set a precedent (4,4)

28. Soft horn of a deer (6)


1. Right side of boat, opposite to port (9)

2. ….. Andronicus, play by Shakespeare (5)

3. Member of a northern Italian tribe overwhelmed by the Romans (8)

5. One who commits infanticide (5,8)

6. Relations by marriage (2-4)

7. Product of a turning machine (9)

8. Arrogant walk (5)

10. What a lover might whisper to his love (5,8)

15. Type of spring grass, eaten as a delicacy (9)

17. Disparaging term for poet (9)

18. New report; also defunct Australian weekly (8)

21. Stationary, unmoving (6)

22. Tear, rent, division (5)

24. Woman’s name; Barrymore or Merman (5)


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