CRYPTIC CROSSWORD No. 1484

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WATCH ON PRESTO -

ACROSS

1 I’m about to change gear and cre­ate an illusion ( 6) 8 Lo! How bit­ter those op­er­atic words can be ( 8) 9 In Won­der­land she met 1000 show­ing evil in­tent ( 6) 10 Con­firm that Dave will get it from the French ( 8) 11 I’d come back late and widen it ( 6) 12 How a net can be made to look tidy ( 4) 13 Cut if off at this point for all times ( 5) 16 Used in place of

dates ( 5) 19 Ceased to show such com­fort ( 4) 21 In the North, a Ro­man is seen as a con­queror ( 6) 22 Marks the spot, to begin with, when you’re on the outer ( 8) 23 Fool­ish peo­ple con­fuse the dots and I’s ( 6) 24 One is sure to call for such re­mark­able reme­dies ( 4- 4) 25 Walks with the rest and takes lit­tle no­tice ( 6)

DOWN

2 Just think of a game

I can get in ( 7) 3 Put Ian on the team and put some life in it ( 7) 4 Score made by the whole cricket team? ( 6) 5 They don’t mind be­ing given the brush ( 7) 6 How odd most strangers are ( 7) 7 We’re stuck here to­gether with the doc­tor ( 7) 13 Said to be golden but you can’t hear it ( 7) 14 Nel­son’s ship says it all ( 7) 15 It’s about some­thing nice from the en­emy ( 7) 17 I’ll bet you’ll find ruin in this ma­chine ( 7) 18 Took lit­tle no­tice, had it taped and made it suit­able ( 7) 20 Lis­ten, go out and get

into uni­form ( 6)

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