CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Puzzles -

ACROSS 1. Sounds like jew­els for au­thor Verne (5) 4. Painful chaffing for not quite A-lis­ter! (7) 8. Nau­ti­cal rope seen in end­less land and yard (7) 9. Move about new poi­son (5) 10. Pop­u­lar say­ing in favour of ac­tion word (7) 12. At home and got bar of gold (5) 14. Rel­ish fewer move­ment on fair­ground ride (6,5) 18. Lit­tle emu sick in mid­dle of tune (5) 19. Sam a wry sound­ing Ja­panese war­rior (7) 21. Good host’s spirit (5) 23. Large drinks for ten­nis game (7) 24. If any­thing can go wrong, it will, like lump of earth on cab­bage salad (4,3) 25. He turns Eva then lifts up (5)

DOWN 1. Joy and pal move old car (6) 2. Lon­ers hold onto Mafia leader and cock­neys (9) 3. It’s used to weigh part of fish! (5) 4. Right to leave bird’s auc­tion of­fer (3) 5. I’ve nigh changed at­tack in words (7) 6. Large cask’s nut turned (3) 7. TV con­troller is far away (6) 11. Basil’s los­ing begin­ner’s base (5) 13. Fighter sounds like a big ape (9) 15. Ar­ti­cle rewrit­ten for mu­si­cal per­for­mance (7) 16. I’m a long time see­ing the pic­tures (6) 17. You use one to wipe noses and flesh! (6) 20. Delta’s fa­cial fea­ture (5) 22. Strange mood Dad takes to heart (3) 23. We’d turn from water (3)

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