CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS 4 One way of look­ing at a ser­pent etc ( 6) 7 Our Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer is at the rapids with some bull­fight­ers ( 8) 8 A tense meet­ing with some politi­cians ( 6) 9 Soak it with tea and a rust will ap­pear ( 8) 11 I get at some and spray it like this ( 7) 13 Dad ar­rived here and got stuck with it ( 7) 15 Has no in­come as a re­sult? ( 7) 17 Is put in its place in a par­tic­u­lar way ( 7) 20 For ever call­ing for the rent yet show­ing ven­er­a­tion ( 8) 23 In con­clu­sion is tend­ing to go top­less ( 6) 24 Above all, a prophet is good at su­per­in­tend­ing ( 8) 25 The alien has this scheme to ac­quire some heav­enly body ( 6)

DOWN 1 Such an avid prima donna ( 4) 2 It’s true, in the morn­ing it will be­come ripe ( 6) 3 Got a change of cloth­ing for an old Ro­man? ( 4) 4 Has set­tled with some ad­van­tage ( 5) 5 Does wear­ing it give one wa­ter on the brain? ( 6) 6 Quotes from most cities ( 5) 9 The lit­tle saint gets at us about our so­cial stand­ing ( 6) 10 How to plead when you’re a lit­tle froggy ( 7) 12 For­merly saucy but now a specialist ( 6) 14 It’s done with some sat­is­fac­tion ( 6) 16 An of­fi­cer is ex­pected to dis­play the colour ( 6) 18 The jury has ar­rived by plane ( 5) 19 Go to war, go to it us­ing such lan­guage ( 5) 21 Turn away from No. 20 with­out the rent ( 4) 22 Re­quire your an­swer here ( 4)

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