CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

The Gympie Times - - LIFE PUZZLES -

Across

1. An ears fix that is fash­ioned for women (4,3) 5. Emer­son will do law? (5) 8. Will put on in car as ma drives around (7)

9. Camer­oun cedars have a small weight (5)

10. Cad wept about red­head (5) 11. On the way in, French road to be trav­elled (2,5) 12. Gnomic ad­vent? (6) 14. These an­i­mals are big blub­bers we hear (6)

17. We say he is talk­ing rub­bish! (3-4)

19. Girl goes west to start again (5)

22. You need adroit arith­metic to get per­cent­age back (5)

23. Fell by a strange event but was able to get it off the ground (7) 24. Stink gets right to the point

(5)

25. I pity me for my ir­rev­er­ence (7)

Down

1. Per­fume to die for con­tains a highly flavoured sub­stance (5)

2. Susie ar­ranged the pub­li­ca­tion (5)

3. Ja­panese small change gets mu­si­cal in­stru­ment to raise a semi­tone (7)

4. Cross for Ray­mond and Ed­ward to get ra­di­ated (1-5)

5. Caught her? Sounds like he is try­ing (5)

6. A gull in de­riv­a­tive of the tongue (7)

7. Break­fast could be eels, Tom (7)

12. Brighten up and fi­nalise (5,2) 13. Mas­ter Duck re­ar­ranged the vir­tu­oso (7)

15. Give prod to get crack­ing! (5,2)

16. Hig­gledy-pig­gledy huts if you have one of these. Have a look! (6)

18. Mango in a crowd (5) 20. Hear, hear! Peer tells no bovine un­truths (5)

21. Yep! We were very tearyeyed (5)

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