CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

Warwick Daily News - - PUZZLES -

Across 1. Left the wharf (4) 3. The sound of an in­tro­duc­tory KFC item? (4,4) 9. Slung up stupidly and dis­con­nects (7) 10. Province of birth (5) 11. It is hit on cue (8,4) 13. Sounds like the bunny was groovy « (6) 15. « a bunny who wrote of progress (6) 17. The hand of the catcher in mid-air – or the pris­oner in jail longer than an­other? (12) 20. 5eg was not fair game for the mob (5) 21. Good farm work­ers or bad ones? (7) 22. Hides Sid in the salad! (4-4) 23. Part of the Bureau’s edi­to­rial was pla­gia­rised (4)

Down 1. They make sure your water­works are up­right (8) 2. Send back the leper (5) 4. A sorry state of prayer (6) 5. But not a woman who gets around (3,5,4) 6. Drama al fresco? He did e[cel him­self (7) 7. She could be a 5 lyri­cally (4) 8. Com­pany comic? It is what he hands out (8,4) 12. Cre­ated a metal coat­ing with your ade­noids (8) 14. Tricked when the be­gin­ner got into pol­ish­ing (7) 16. Stays in pairs (6) 18. Bur­glars hats? (5) 19. Apes drop oႇ the church What ras­cals! (4)

Yes­ter­day

Across: 2. Be­fog, 5. Mosey, 8. Out­board mo­tor, 10. Ale, 11. Cale­do­nia, 13. Any­way, 14. Ig­nore, 17. Tech­nique, 19. Ace, 21. Queen’s English, 23. Emend, 24. La­dle. Down: 1. Hoo-ha, 3. Food chain, 4. Gir­dle, 5. Mum, 6. Set-in, 7. Yardage, 9. Teeny, 12. Dog legged, 13. An­tique, 15. Okapi, 16. Squeal, 18. Crete, 20. Ethos, 22. Nod.

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