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What time is it?

Forget the usual editorial spiel, let's get lost in a crossword!

Sep 28, 2021


Words: Tim Leeson

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Parts of life can take their toll, and Covid-19 triggered lockdowns are a prime culprit.

We support the idea that you can’t always take life too seriously; remember, you can’t pour from an ‘empty’ cup.

So, rather than load you up with another spiel from the editor’s stool, here’s an opportunity to enjoy a moment lost in a crossword.

It’s playtime.

(Answers can be found somewhere on this page.)

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Across

2 Which famous physicist wrote the best-selling book A Brief History of Time? (7)

6 When a deadline is fast approaching, it's a ... against time (4)

9 Time flies when you're having what? (3)

10 A carefree hedonist is said to be a good- time what? (7)

11 "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" is the opening line from a novel by which English author? (7)

12 When something is inevitable, it's just a ... of time (6)

14 A busy person is said to be time what? (4)

15 According to the saying, comedy equals what plus time? (7)

16 Britney Spears lyric: ... Me, Baby, One More Time (3)

17 "It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right", The Time ... (4)

18 Just in the ... of time (4)

22 It's time to call it a what? (3)

23 Only time will what? (4)

24 A week is a long time in what? (8)

26 What does a stitch in time save? (4)

27 Acclaimed novel by Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of ... (7)

Down

1 What is said to be "the thief of time"? (15)

3 2009 film starring Eric Bana, The Time Traveler's ... (4)

4 Which Marx brother said: "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana"? (7)

5 In the right ... at the right time (5)

7 Third time's a what? (5)

8 There's no time like the ... (7)

13 Time and what wait for no man? (4)

16 Idle people are said to have too much time on their what? (5)

17 Having a ... of a time, at the beach perhaps? (5)

19 To aimlessly while away the hours is to .... time (4)

20 Start to many fairy tales, once ... a time (4)

21 Awe or terror is described as causing time to stand ... (5)

25 She had a hit with If I Could Turn Back Time (4)


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The puzzle before you has been compiled by Liam Runnalls for this edition of Gippslandia.

You can travel down and across on Twitter at @LRxword to enjoy more of his talents.

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