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The Cairns Post - - LIFESTYLE -

the hard way ACROSS

1 Stu­pefy live cap­tive birds (6)

4 Go late pos­si­bly but go smoothly (6)

9 Troops also tak­ing part in the scheme (7)

10 Re­port­edly des­tined to be hon­oured (5)

11 A bit of wood glue is needed (5)

12 In a suit de­signed for a hot coun­try (7)

13 Hill town where rate of progress is lim­ited (5-2,4)

18 What con­fuses pictures com­ing across (7)

20 Silly An­nie gets con­fused (5)

22 Small staff a sports club takes on (5)

23 Keep get­ting no­tice (7)

24 Get out of breath be­ing no longer fit (6)

25 First vi­o­lin starts the cas­sette tape (6)

DOWN

1 Cir­cum­vent with the aid of a per­mit (6)

2 I’m com­ing up with French friend to US re­sort (5)

3 Breather taken by an un­der­wa­ter swim­mer (7) 5 From the gen­teel fin­gers of elves (5)

6 Its rate has to be ad­justed for an en­ter­tainer (7)

7 Gold trans­ac­tion in ter­ri­ble trou­ble (6)

8 Or­der given by teach­ers (11)

14 Re­move all traces (7)

15 A fab­ric in dis­pute (2,5)

16 It’s not cer­tain a doc­tor will come in a storm (6)

17 Wooden-faced beauty (6)

19 For the record year­book omits up­per class (5)

21 Bill has to de­liver bit­ter (5)

the easy way ACROSS

1 Pos­ses­sions of mon­e­tary value (6)

4 Firmly es­tab­lished (6)

9 Cam­paign­ing (7)

10 Ap­por­tion as share (5)

11 A less­en­ing of ef­fort (5)

12 Long te­dious dis­cus­sion (7)

13 Serve a use­ful pur­pose (4,2,5)

18 Early stage of de­vel­op­ment (7)

20 Ex­pres­sion of great ap­proval (5)

22 Dumb­found (5)

23 In the dock (2,5)

24 To blush (6)

25 With­out re­stric­tion (6)

DOWN

1 In ad­di­tion (2,4)

2 Walk with self-im­por­tant gait (5)

3 Crush un­der­foot (7)

5 Walk wearily (5)

6 Dear to the heart (7)

7 Whole (6)

8 To mon­i­tor (4,2,3,2)

14 To dis­charge (7)

15 Ad­ju­di­ca­tor (7)

16 Steal in small amounts (6)

17 Si­mul­ta­ne­ous fir­ing of guns (6)

19 Cool­ness in dan­ger (5)

21 Orig­i­nate (5)

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