Cryp­tic Across

North & South - - Puzzles -

1. Or­der the fleet-footed sports­man to run around the

high-fly­ing of­fi­cer (4,9) 7. A flower in the pot-pourri – ver­bena per­haps (5) 8. Set fire to toes – hardly an un­der­state­ment (7) 10 and 14. Choose a fuel- de­liv­ery mech­a­nism which dis­guises

the walls, a novel in­ven­tion of 1836 (8,6) 11. Roulade turnover (4) 13. The out­come of un­con­trolled bon­fires ul­ti­mately proves to

be cat­a­strophic (6) 14. See 10 across 17. Sound an­swer (4) 19. Dealer I’d set up to be far more ef­fec­tive (8) 21. Old three-eyes (7) 22. What’s your ex­cuse? (5) 23. Op­por­tu­nity in the gar­den is a re­mote pos­si­bil­ity (7,6)

Cryp­tic Down

1. Pet crow, Fred, ec­cen­tric just as the ac­com­plished ac­tor is (4-7) 2. Pro­ba­tion­ers with no bad habits (7) 3. Sen­ti­men­tal stuff, Trump’s plan in south­ern Eng­land (8) 4. Such bad blood, and Monday’s only just be­gun. Who went through the mir­ror? (6) 5. Skill? Yes, in the be­gin­ning, but over­laid with pre­ten­tious­ness (4) 6. For a change, do it around the in­ter­sec­tion. Then do

it again (5) 9. Gold- dig­ging on the fore­court? (4,7) 12. Tough nut: we’re not go­ing back for the money (4,4) 15. Im­pres­sion made when I done it real pe­cu­liar (7) 16. De­scribe link (6) 18. Earth­quake cen­tre (5) 20. It’s a way of ar­rang­ing short-term hire pur­chase (4)

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