CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Points to the mid­dle bit

and asks for more ( 6) 8 District of a not al­to­gether

loyal city ( 8) 9 Some of your sin eas­ily

for­given so bear with it ( 6) 10 They are sure to fall for

you ( 8) 11 Dee has got fat but here’s

how to beat it ( 6) 13 Seen to grow in the

fold ( 8) 16 That’s right, rub it in! ( 8) 19 Just be­fore Christ­mas we see some mad ven­tril­o­quist ( 6) 22 About to shoul­der it? ( 8) 24 A sailor and his po­ems

about dwelling- places ( 6) 25 The nerve of it! ( 8) 26 Red art is back and this

mer­chant car­ries it ( 6)

DOWN

2 A pa­tient carer ( 5) 3 Love car­ry­ing grapes and

look­ing sheep­ish? ( 5) 4 It’s op­tional to find an

an­swer to it ( 8) 5 Parts of the play re­quir­ing

the whole cast ( 4) 6 It will de­light you to ask

for it po­litely ( 6) 7 Top­less rot­ters are

aquatic ( 6) 12 We hear he’s such a lit­tle

dear ( 4) 14 That’s one in the eye for

you ( 8) 15 Apes about in church ( 4) 17 Most witches are so

ir­ri­tat­ing ( 6) 18 I’ll tell you a se­cret, I’m to

sep­a­rate ( 6) 20 String along and play with

it ( 5) 21 It’s nice to point to a girl

in the fam­ily ( 5) 23 There’s plenty at the

auc­tion ( 4)

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