CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Morning Bulletin - - PUZZLES -

Across

1. Not enough tongue-in-cheek for the for­mal ac­ces­sory (7) 5. Lit­tle in­signif­i­cant speech prob­lems sur­face ini­tially (5) 8. Trendi­est gown maybe changed at 10 (7,6) 9. Some bee­keep­ers only just make a liv­ing (3) 10. Up to no good could be tall or­ders (4,5) 12. Visit to gain help (4,2) 13. Car key could need oil­ing (6) 16. Per­haps Odelle has the rental rights (9) 18. A fish with feel­ers (3) 20. Where a hand goes 24 times a day but an­other only twice (5,3,5) 22. The nick­ing off with the old mea­sure (5) 23. Knightly hero has a friend with a noise prob­lem (7)

Down

1. Per­haps un­dergo no al­ter­na­tive, so give a prod (5) 2. Farm per­cus­sion? (7) 3. Body part “High Bo” nearly dis­played (9) 4. Con­nect by giv­ing a ring (6) 5. Set fire to the French bed (3) 6. Char­lie had a cer­tain gloss (5) 7. Pos­si­bly stays if it will work out (7) 11. Jail cur, Di, it’s all to do with jus­tice (9) 12. Re­ca­pit­u­lates but not at ease – could be to blame (7) 14. Node air barom­e­ter (7) 15. Push no sort of light meal (4,2) 17. En­ter­tain with a poet (5) 19. Com­pare with moss, we hear (5) 21. Was this her year? She must be old! (3)

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