CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Only the ripest is good

enough for a min­is­ter ( 6) 7 The sort of pro­posal you would ex­pect from a mu­si­cian? ( 8) 8 Drink to be had on a

car­rier ( 6) 9 Rec­on­ciles with the set

I made one ( 8) 10 As a re­sult it has this

shine ( 6) 11 Close to find­ing an

an­swer? ( 8) 14 Sanc­tions roses to be sent

out in the end ( 8) 18 Be­ing lazy I’d linger to

be­gin with ( 6) 19 This corps needs your

aid in the bull­ring ( 8) 21 The time of gain­ing a per­fect score only to rue it ( 6) 22 Noted the tea went off

with a bang ( 8) 23 How it dis­cour­ages our ed­i­tor and the rest ( 6)

DOWN

1 Fa­ther meets a cou­ple of

the in­hab­i­tants ( 8) 2 Some of the states­men

have prop­erty ( 6) 3 It wor­ries me so to find

such men at the trots ( 8) 4 It’s made into a honey

drink ( 4) 5 The train’s seen to pull so

forcibly ( 6) 6 Some recorders are used

to is­sue com­mands ( 6) 12 Helped to find an an­swer

to it ( 8) 13 Walks un­steadily, tells gags

then takes a rest ( 8) 15 Sounds like one lit­tle sis­ter

is in­volved ( 6) 16 Or a hill is suit­able for such

a speaker ( 6) 17 Spaced out like my friend

on the Net ( 6) 20 Show love to a friend who

is re­ally pre­cious to you ( 4)

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