CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

No. 1529

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

4 Al­most spot­ted that au­to­crat (6) 7 I need you to put a fin­ger on that stat­uette (8) 8 A lit­tle golfer on the green (6) 9 So East­ern news­pa­pers rec­om­mend a cof­fee (8) 11 Later points to that which is ev­er­last­ing (7) 13 A re­cent rally which was held in the mid-sec­tion of town (7) 15 A sort of disc for the dense? (7) 17 A spear three times as sharp? (7) 20 De­clared that it was to be seen as hav­ing rested (8) 23 Over­lay the drapes like this (6) 24 Pre­tends to be a lit­tle devil in a hen­house (8) 25 Even Her Majesty has to put on such a show (6)

DOWN

1 On what ba­sis for way out prej­u­dice is there? (4) 2 In a rut you start re­turn­ing to the tower (6) 3 In spite of most be­ing help­ful? (4) 4 Was al­most posted to a store­house (5) 5 State you be­come weary of such ridicule (6) 6 There’s some garbage in that let­ter from Greece (5) 9 Score by hav­ing tea as a safe­guard (6) 10 Picks out the an­swer (7) 12 En­dured the fi­nal edi­tion to be­gin with (6) 14 No­tice it’s here so stick to it (6) 16 Be­ing churchy I play harps there (6) 18 A big spender in In­dia (5) 19 The low­est point in a drain (5) 21 Pass out when you see such plant juices? (4) 22 Rose has dis­turbed her lover boy (4)

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