CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD No. 1544

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 I’m in tune but not for long ( 6) 8 How to split Tina and that mixed- up male ( 8) 9 The mo­ment Sam and I met at the plant ( 6) 10 Kit­tens have the right to play with lit­tle things ( 8) 11 Tries to get a bit of ridicule into the writ­ing ( 6) 12 You eat less when the tide goes out? ( 4) 13 In­tended to be nig­gardly at first ( 5) 16 Val­ues most of it’s heal­ing prop­er­ties ( 5) 19 Charm­ing but some of it will hurt you ( 4) 21 It’s such a majestic time of the year ( 6) 22 Able to mas­ter a man­u­script but has dif­fi­culty speak­ing ( 8) 23 Lux­ury and why agree­ment is needed to achieve it ( 6) 24 Make it big­ger in case one gets in late ( 8) 25 A sharp re­sponse found use­ful in the lab­o­ra­tory ( 6)

DOWN

2 Tim and I ate it and

you copy us ( 7) 3 Ian is seen to pout and is given to dreams too ( 7) 4 Made proud at be­ing

prac­ti­cally re­lated ( 6) 5 Aliens sing at small

seals ( 7) 6 On side af­ter a left is

given ( 7) 7 Worn by is­lan­ders, cer­tainly, but not when work­ing ( 7) 13 One ail­ment that is

soon spotted ( 7) 14 Go on! See top­less

Eva dance ( 7) 15 The limb may get bro­ken but the fin­ger is pro­tected ( 7) 17 It’s a neat mug but you need to make it larger ( 7) 18 Call­ing on you to re­ceive him? ( 7) 20 Teaches me to star in

it ( 6)

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