CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

The Observer - - PUZZLES LIFE -

Across

1. Drags the end of the feet we hear (4)

3. A foul bus? Could be fan­tas­tic! (8)

9. Take a dive to pelt mum (7) 10. The cost of an Isle of Capri cel­e­bra­tion (5)

11. When the mail from a com­mu­nist ar­rived was a mem­o­rable date (3,6,3) 13. Plas­ter­ing causes Satur­day cut back on com­pany (6) 15. They have part of a der­ma­to­log­i­cal bi­nom­i­nal prob­lem (6)

17. Pope’s trousers are ridicu­lous! (12)

20. Thai I.? No – Caribbean (5) 21. Where you may make a slip up? (3,4)

22. A tree­top mu­si­cal (8) 23. A cu­ri­ous name for the last word (4)

Down

1. High rank­ing trum­pet player? (3,5)

2. Twisted in­jury (5)

4. Be­ing cun­ning, hide a part of the break­fast uten­sil (6)

5. Pre­lude Al­lan com­posed was un­equalled (12)

6. Do you have to be ini­ti­ated into the fold? (7)

7. Fatty tis­sue tal­low con­tains (4) 8. Peeper vic­tim was not keen in dis­cern­ment (12)

12. No fak­ers were aban­doned (8)

14. Bri­tish artist (the one from the north­east), paints a pic­ture of this coun­try (7)

16. Sis sat about to help (6) 18. The con­tempt of be­ing some­how uni­formed with no fern (5)

19. Oh! I owe! What a state to be in! (4)

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