daily dou­ble

The Cairns Post - - LIFESTYLE -

the hard way ACROSS

1 Two things air­men may do for a wad of cash (8) 5 Dog’s bark­ing leads to court fine (4) 9 Back a favourite I’d found not so hot (5) 10 In dra­matic fi­nale cop­per takes wrong train (7) 11 The ex­penses of be­ing an ath­lete? (7,5) 13 Place where chil­dren may go be­tween two and five (6) 14 Cleric up­set a group of peo­ple (6) 17 Tips con­cern­ing amounts left in bank ac­counts (12) 20 Shuf­fling cards it is nec­es­sary to be vig­or­ous (7) 21 Suc­ces­sion of em­per­ors per­haps with new clothes (5) 22 One can­not sing it (4) 23 Small games en­clo­sures (8)

DOWN

1 Be about it and get your teeth into it (4) 2 Writer comes up with a melody for big star (7) 3 Cus­toms that suit many a horse­man (6,6) 4 Net ef­fect of a se­vere beat­ing (6) 6 Not rounds used in an er­ratic salvo (5) 7 Is he go­ing in to dis­cover it’s all over? (8) 8 Any call for it means changes in part (12) 12 A hun­dred bound to be granted (8) 15 Favours en­ter­ing the Church sub­ject to pu­rifi­ca­tion (7) 16 It’s used as anti-freeze in ex­ceed­ingly cold weather (6) 18 Take out bear­ings af­ter a time (5) 19 Per­sons of hon­est heart (4)

the easy way ACROSS

1 Kindly feel­ing (8) 5 Peak of per­fec­tion (4) 9 Dom­i­neer­ing (5) 10 Hand-thrown bomb (7) 11 Take the en­joy­ment out of (3,1,6,2) 13 Repa­ra­tion (6) 14 A piece in chess (6) 17 Best tra­di­tional French cook­ing (5,7) 20 News (7) 21 Dis­pos­sess (5) 22 Feel con­cern (4) 23 Beat with heavy club (8)

DOWN

1 East Asian desert (4) 2 Lit­tle known (7) 3 Meth­ods to achieve an end (4,3,5) 4 An ac­cu­mu­lated block­age (6) 6 Pro­fes­sor­ship (5) 7 Time with­out end (8) 8 Re­main calm (4,4,4) 12 Evok­ing pity (8) 15 Au­then­tic (7) 16 Ma­rine mol­lusc used for food (6) 18 Sub­or­di­nate to (5) 19 Knock sense­less (4)

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