CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Northern Star - - LIFE -

Across

2. Ca­rina drunk, and gone to pieces (4,3,4) 7. Nor­mal for un­der­sea trans­port but not up to scratch (11) 9. En­chi­ladas no sad re­flec­tion on race (7) 10. Strange ear­piece and no cap (5) 11. Pig’s tail pos­sessed and dressed (6) 12. No planter in un­spec­tac­u­lar party meeting (6) 15. Heart­ery? (5) 17. Rental I switched for de­posit box (7) 19. Av­er­age beer brewed for zeal­ous per­son (5,6) 20. My true story be­came a bit of a sur­prise trip (7,4)

Down

1. Note­book (5) 2. Tribe’s barn war re­sults in end­less pas­sage­ways for bugs (6,7) 3. Found some jew­ellery in the mid­dle of the road (7) 4. Ann gets wig for ex­tra cover (6) 5. Fran­cis Duck (5) 6. I’ve reached urn by ac­ci­dent – but can do bet­ter (5,8) 8. Re­port­edly black and blue and be­comes am­ber (5) 11. Gets sil­ver back for look­ing (5) 13. Re­mod­elled red­coat in Napier style (3,4) 14. Ma­te­rial man? (6) 16. Could be right or wrecked we hear (5) 18. Black bear, lynx and bird re­veal all be­fore time (5)

Satur­day

Across: 1. Prop, 6. Baby, 8. Re­trace, 9 & 10ac. Half mea­sures, 11. Acetic, 13. May­hem, 14. Inched, 16. Choosy, 17. Ter­rific, 18. Twee, 20. Non­plus, 21. Wing, 22. Tamp. Down: 2. RADA, 3. Profit shar­ing, 4. Atomic, 5. Na­palm, 6. Beauty con­test, 7. Base­less, 12. Con­fetti, 15. De­fend, 16. Cackle, 19. Exam.

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