CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

No. 1373

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

4 They’re well spo­ken of ( 6) 7 How they pro­duce green tea

( 8) 8 Ner­vous but not al­to­gether

neu­tral ( 6) 9 You have the right to take a

statue and soak it? ( 8) 11 Gets at some way­ward saint

( 7) 13 Hold it! Here’s your an­swer ( 7) 15 Old sto­ries about two feet ( 7) 17 It’s un­like a diver to be­gin

se­cretly ( 7) 20 You’ve been taken in with this

one ( 8) 23 A las­car is seen as 100%

scoundrel ( 6) 24 Tries to eat but pro­duces a

for­mal writ­ing in­stead ( 8) 25 Most divers see us as against

it ( 6)

DOWN

1 All the same, it’s a flat- top ( 4) 2 As a con­se­quence it has

al­tered the lus­tre ( 6) 3 The French mother and the

Ti­betan holy man ( 4) 4 Any­way, be dog­matic ( 5) 5 It needs a pull to the right and

more than one ( 6) 6 One with con­nec­tions in

China ( 5) 9 Scared of be­ing thought

holy? ( 6) 10 Fished af­ter tea and what

hap­pened to my line? ( 7) 12 It’s time for my boy to go to

sea ( 6) 14 Re­sponds to the way one

caters for it ( 6) 16 That tiny ex­tra- ter­res­trial is

some be­ing ( 6) 18 A like­ness for the game I play

( 5) 19 Old sailors find they give

them pun­gency ( 5) 21 To be frank, I have noth­ing to

write with ( 4) 22 Boasted about one that could

dry hops ( 4)

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