CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

No. 1540

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLE -

ACROSS

1 The ve­hi­cle is al­most sold at Christ­mas time ( 6) 8 To be found in his spare dis­tricts ( 8) 9 He read about it so must stick to its find­ings ( 6) 10 Gath­ers in a lot of con­vents in the East ( 8) 11 Your red tan is re­ally glow­ing ( 6) 13 It’s right to have a meet­ing with a lot of sol­diers ( 8) 16 When he sells me art I leer at him ( 8) 19 Be­came so deep in it we had to bear wit­ness to it ( 6) 22 Paid the postage at this point and caused a head­long rush ( 8) 24 The uni­verse takes a turn to the East ( 6) 25 Want the an­swer? Give me a break! ( 8) 26 Our editor joined the trio and dis­turbed the peace ( 6)

DOWN

2 To sum up, you’re a snake in the grass ( 5) 3 Bees see love in be­ing so over­weight ( 5) 4 Parcels con­tain­ing tea put on a ghostly ap­pear­ance ( 8) 5 Ron and I are into

Heavy Metal ( 4) 6 See how one is met with such high re­gard ( 6) 7 How to lower the dig­nity of a mother in need ( 6) 12 He’s stupid to go to some idol there ( 4) 14 Works out­side de­spite the dan­ger and show­ing lit­tle hes­i­ta­tion ( 8) 15 Sound heard from some of the choir ( 4) 17 Of course it’s ed­i­ble ( 6) 18 I’m to read it and ex­press a high opin­ion of it ( 6) 20 That Ir­ish­man and I love to be in the court­yard ( 5) 21 Those peers and that merry frolic ( 5) 23 A cou­ple of good

look­ers ( 4)

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