CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. String bed makes am­a­teur scoff (7) 5. Low­est point of bro­ken drain (5) 8. What’s said to be a mea­sure of power (5) 9. Al Gore gained sec­ond place, get­ting around quite fast (7) 10. Is she likely to pros­e­cute? (3) 11. Peg, is that dif­fer­ent from what Ital­ians eat? (9) 13. Para­noid hor­ror of be­ing in acronym (6) 14. They get surfers fired up by mak­ing waves (6) 16. Attachment that puts pep in the agenda some­how (9) 17. It’s a waste when smok­ers are around (3) 19. Us­ing a bit of straw, Leroy made fish­ing boat (7) 21. You can dig them in or kick them up (5) 22. Pris­ons have lots of these ac­tivist groups (5) 23. They in­ter­nalise blame for treat­ment (7)

DOWN

1. Sells birds in the street? (5) 2. What an oys­ter with ma­ter­nal in­stincts even­tu­ally be­comes? (6-2-5) 3. Boss is one cre­at­ing in­fat­u­a­tion (9) 4. Knock out, un­for­tu­nately, in­hab­i­tants of gum trees (6) 5. Ten­nis, love? (3) 6. A way of com­mit­ting the im­age to mem­ory (7,6) 7. Cas­tle that is opened solely for novices (7) 12. It’s good luck to see steeds pull out weeds (9) 13. Flex­i­ble sort of sur­geon? (7) 15. An in­cen­tive to knock back sex­ist or racist con­tent (6) 18. Has tally left ev­ery­one with rash? (5) 20. Sir Pat­ter­son sleeps evenly (3)

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