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No. 1557

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WATCH ON PRESTO -

ACROSS

4 Halves 100 bets and is pleased with the out­come (7) 8 The bull­fighter is floored right from the start (7) 9 Such lan­guage and at the Vat­i­can too! (7) 10 Heck­led a sewer and com­menced to de­ride (7) 11 Points to how grand they look and how the geese are im­pressed (7) 12 Lis­ten! Here’s how showy it can be­come (6) 14 To sum up they’re snakes in the grass (6) 18 How when you take notes it will calm you (7) 21 It’s won­der­ful how find­ing it dif­fi­cult to get out can be! (7) 22 Dig­i­tal may be seen as fishy to some (7) 23 The French take a green and make it get big­ger (7) 24 Eastern rulers con­sume a lot of dried fruit (7)

DOWN

1 How dis­tin­guished mine look when on the Net (7) 2 Pete’s out to it and is on a high (5) 3 How to flat­ter each lit­tle adult (7) 4 The game that makes me cross (6) 5 The place in which I take naps (5) 6 Th­ese che­quers go by the inch with ease (7) 7 Do wrong? Us? Are you round the bend? (5) 13 A so-called lion-man, as it were (7) 15 The Easterner ca­bled about a se­vere breakup (7) 16 Had tea with one un­mar­ried and in his un­der­wear (7) 17 Had to let them and it al­most pleases them to do so (6) 18 New faces are seen in smaller restau­rants (5) 19 A let­ter from Greece (5) 20 I find Tara wear­ing it in her hair (5)

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