CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

No. 1522

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WATCH ON PRESTO -

ACROSS

1 Shares with that old pu­n­isher (6) 8 It needs a spare “hanger-on” (8) 9 1000 Ro­mans show Alice evil in­tent (6) 10 Light­en­ing that found in the for­est (8) 11 Bear wit­ness that I at­tended the big game (6) 13 With­stood both my sis­ter and the editor (8) 16 Freed it or let it out again? (8) 19 Mean­ing un­der can­vas? (6) 22 A marine gets half of his guns at this plant (8) 24 Some schemer gets to come out of it (6) 25 I note it gets led out or oth­er­wise ef­faced (8) 26 Agree­ment that it’s a lux­ury and why it’s so-called (6)

DOWN

2 It sees art as a dis­tin­guish­ing fea­ture (5) 3 Find fault with a lot of chil­dren (5) 4 Re­spects the ap­pear­ance of those that haunt us (8) 5 En­cour­age some of your gentle­men to take part (4) 6 Takes it the wrong way when you are seen putting the cat out (6) 7 The saint re­ceives the cane for mak­ing a stand (6) 12 Late to duck? (4) 14 The un­wanted men need­ing to go on di­ets (8) 15 A story shared with 12-down (4) 17 A good-looker will per­mit it to be laced (6) 18 Takes it out of those time pe­ri­ods ex­pe­ri­enced by Her Majesty (6) 20 It’s just me and the sub­ject (5) 21 I have this thing about it be­ing dark (5) 23 A bird found in the hibis­cus (4)

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