1A three-handed card game played with 32 cards, of which two constitute the skat (sense 2), or widow. The players bid for the privilege of attempting any of several games or tasks, in most of which the player undertaking the game must take tricks counting in aggregate at least 61 (the counting cards being ace 11, ten 10, king 4, queen 3, jack 2). The four jacks are the best trumps, ranking club, spade, heart, diamond, and ten outranks king or queen (but when the player undertakes to lose all the tricks, the cards rank as in whist). The value of hands depends upon the game played, trump suit, points taken, and number of matadores (4)
3Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water. Lowest support of a structure (4)
5(sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group. (5)
9Make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard (9)
10A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighbourhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior (5)
11Clothing worn for skiing (7)
12Have a desire for something or someone who is not present (7)
13Urge an attack or chase, esp. a dog to attack someone (4)
15Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field. _ _ _ _ _ s (plural) (6)
16A hotel providing overnight lodging for travellers (3)
19Female pronoun (3)
20Be preoccupied with something (6)
21Gradually deprive (infants) of mother's milk (4)
23A shape whose base is a circle and

whose sides taper up to a point. _ _ _ _ _ _ s (plural) (7)
25A steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall (7)
27Massive powerful herbivorous odd- toed ungulate of southeast Asia and Africa having very thick skin and one or two horns on the snout (5)
28One who, or that which, awakens. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s (plural) (9)
29The basic unit of money in Ethiopia; equal to 100 cents. Sound of something in rapid motion (5)
30Turn or place at an angle. Having an oblique or slanting direction or position (4)
31A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it (4)


1A construction in which adherence to some element in the sense causes a departure from strict syntax, as in "Philip went down to Samaria and preached Christ unto them." (9)
2ancient gold currency (5)

4Each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified (5)
5Theory relating to melanin (8)
6To make routine (9)
7Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort (5)
8(Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse) (5)
14Habitually clean (9)
17Filled with bewilderment. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ es (plural) (9)
18The line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s (plural) (8)
22An organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place). _ _ _ _ s (plural) (5)
23Long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute (5)
24Basically shredded cabbage. _ _ _ _ s (plural) (5)
26The central area of an ancient Roman amphitheatre where contests and spectacles were held; especially a sand-strewn area (5)

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