CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

No. 1422

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 A car­rier of drink ( 6) 7 Story parts which in­clude an ode to spies ( 8) 8 Ladies go all out to find their per­fect matches ( 6) 9 The rudi­men­tary prin­ci­ples of Lent and seem to be re­quired ( 8) 10 Al­ter­na­tively a hill is suit­able for a speaker ( 6) 11 Gave in to two aliens only to lead a dull life ( 8) 14 Left with the re­pairs fol­low­ing an act of re­tal­i­a­tion ( 8) 18 Get the ale out for the pope’s am­bas­sador ( 6) 19 I see that per­son is in­volved when they plot to­gether ( 8) 21 Has noth­ing and ex­ists on oily fruit ( 6) 22 Not get­ting ideas that tran­quil­lise then? ( 8) 23 Is back with the First Lady’s sifters ( 6)

DOWN

1 He’s prone, Sir, and has been caught in the act ( 8) 2 Char­ac­ter­is­tics seen in its art por­trayed here ( 6) 3 Keeps it back for the part- time sol­diers ( 8) 4 Con­tains gold and it’s not yours ( 4) 5 Pow­er­ful and seen in the top ten ( 6) 6 Seven of them in­clud­ing that alien pest ( 6) 12 Those old Span­ish sailors have all gone South in them ( 8) 13 Spend your time find­ing an an­swer well spent ( 8) 15 How it wears when some hero deserts ( 6) 16 A las­car may be seen as this sort of a scoundrel ( 6) 17 Some sign it eas­ily and then match it ( 6) 20 It is to be re­peated for this god­dess ( 4)

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