CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

No. 1553

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

4 Rarely do you find me sold out (6) 7 Tim met Marie and now he’s all at sea (8) 8 Let’s face it, I’ve got to droop (6) 9 Soak it with tea and a rust will ap­pear (8) 11 One is sure to get a good re­cep­tion from Anne and her lit­tle one (7) 13 Such a gen­er­ous politi­cian! (7) 15 That’s one neat lit­tle baby! (7) 17 I’ll take it back what I said about that pam­phlet (7) 20 Seen in this cult to be ed­i­ble (8) 23 Al­most trusted them and now look at it’s con­di­tion (6) 24 All these story parts feature an ode about spies (8) 25 Lets them out and al­most pleases them (6)

DOWN

1 What a gal! So fes­tive (4) 2 I’m seen to be in tune but not for long (6) 3 She’s such an avid singer (4) 4 These ven­ture out by num­ber (5) 5 First en­list then come to at­ten­tion (6) 6 Mor­gan lost his head in church (5) 9 Seen to be of most value when the liver’s up­set (6) 10 Sto­ries about the Ter­ri­tory and its gifts (7) 12 Pas­sion­ate about some gar­den things? (6) 14 The old king is at it for noth­ing (6) 16 You’ll find the cap­tain in the hold (6) 18 Ar­range a duel in the East and get out of it art­fully (5) 19 Gives in to some nice de­sir­able man (5) 21 I see it gets on the money (4) 22 The carol sung by that dis­turbed Leon (4)

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