JANUARY 2024 crossword

January 18, 2024

Print out the grid (using PRINT tab at the bottom right of this page) and use the clues below. December answers are below the clues.

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ACROSS

1) Addictive drug in cigarettes.
5) Mark of old wound.
7) Female relative.
8) Painful muscle contraction.
9) Way out.
10) Boredom.
12) Biblical woman’s name.
13) Ideal of masculine beauty.
16) A cow chews this.
17) Grandchildren (Māori).
19) Rips.
20) Long-necked mammal.
23) Diet forbidding animal products.
24) Profoundly.
25) Keep going.

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DOWN

1) Tui’s diet.
2) Government of more than one party.
3) Used a keyboard.
4) Where sun rises.
5) Small tubes used to keep blood vessels open.
6) Ended working career.
11) Prisoners.
14) Percussionist.
15) Optimistic.
16) _____ Bay, NZ’s most famous racehorse.
18) Inflexible.
21) Stink.
22) Largest joint in body.
23) Large wine container.

 

December answers

ACROSS: 1. Penicillin. 7. Moth. 8. Budget. 10. Embark. 12. Eyeball. 13. Stud. 14. Tease. 15. Solo. 17. Sin. 19. Creche. 22. Solid. 23. Soar. 24. Amateur. 26. Storm. 27. Fasted. 28. Ngeru.
DOWN: 1. Patient. 2. Courage. 3. Legal. 4. Intent. 5. Coma. 6. Whakarongorau. 9. Decade. 11. Beds. 13. Sons. 16. Old. 17. Seafood. 18. Flea. 20. Root. 21. Corset. 24. Amen. 25. Tsar.