CRYPTIC CROSSWORD No. 1424

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 It’s re­ally pow­er­ful and is in the top ten ( 6) 8 Es­caped with a wild prank ( 8) 9 When the trains are out it be­comes a real pain ( 6) 10 Ted uses no tea that will go off ( 8) 11 How true, mother, it’s so well de­vel­oped ( 6) 12 Hear about that bird that can’t fly? ( 4) 13 I’m fed up with hes­i­ta­tion so post­pone it ( 5) 16 The mean­ing of one’s san­ity ( 5) 19 What a mad fel­low he was ( 4) 21 Di­vinely ut­tered there’s noth­ing to clear out ( 6) 22 Kept back Tina in­deed! ( 8) 23 Ban­ished hav­ing lied to one’s ex ( 6) 24 They’re all at sea ( 8) 25 Why ac­cept the lux­ury of a for­mal agree­ment? ( 6)

DOWN

2 How atro­cious, it’s just not in to take the gear off here ( 7) 3 There’s a time, cer­tainly, to ef­face it ( 7) 4 Of­fer made for a ship’s boat ( 6) 5 We find fa­ther’s god in a num­ber of Ori­en­tal tem­ples ( 7) 6 Fa­ther be­heads a dragon and re­ceives a large pearl for do­ing so ( 7) 7 To use a reel at sea suc­cess­fully one has to free it ( 7) 13 How Sid made them into crowns ( 7) 14 Here’s an ar­ti­cle printed on a part of the face ( 7) 15 You have to make al­lowance for them ( 7) 17 I’ve to save them from be­ing dodgy ( 7) 18 Loves be­ing in the Ter­ri­tory and able to pay all debts ( 7) 20 It’s fash­ion­able to find a saint so unas­sum­ing ( 6)

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