Twin­plex

No 16,297

Irish Independent - - Puzzles -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 They pro­vide seats for some of those stand­ing (9) 8 Some ret­i­cence may have to go to break it (3) 9 Adam’s ale leap­ing into promi­nence? (6,5) 11 Mag­pie finds it more dif­fi­cult to hold a ring (7)

12 It goes round both

ways (5)

13 Cap­i­tal, since sub­se­quently in­cluded (6)

15 Be sorry about red-headed bird (6)

17 A busy get­to­gether? (5)

18 Lie in un­usu­ally rare en­vi­ron­ment be­fore then (7)

20 All reme­dies bring prob­lems to Ire­land (7,4)

22 Back num­ber re­main­ing af­ter all de­duc­tions (3)

23 Es­tranges NCOs

(9)

DOWN

2 Drink one round? (3)

3 Go­ing Ed­ward’s way with a slight am­ber tint (5) 4 Pro­gress­ing to a spell of hospi­tal duty? (6) 5 Re­lease com­plete is­sue with­out charge (3,4) 6 Pick­ings for the early bird? (5,6) 7 No greater pro­ducer of power is made (9)

10 See yacht far out get away from dan­ger (5,6) 11 Grave in­di­ca­tion from the way the boss speaks (9) 14 What a child learns from the Bi­ble? (7)

16 End the cou­ple’s

sep­a­ra­tion? (6)

19 Dirge about line of

hills (5)

21 Per­mit­ted to be oc­cu­pied by a ten­ant (3)

SIM­PLE CLUES ACROSS

1 Bal­lots (9) 8 Frozen water (3) 9 Nat­u­ral out­flow (6,5) 11 One who ac­cu­mu­lates ob­jects (7) 12 He­li­copter arm (5) 13 Greek cap­i­tal (6) 15 Rue (6)

17 Group of bees (5) 18 Pre­vi­ously (7) 20 Nick­name for Ire­land (7,4)

22 Mesh (3) 23 Mil­i­tary of­fi­cers (9)

DOWN

2 Cir­cuit (3) 3 Mus­cu­lar (5) 4 Mov­ing for­ward (6) 5 Re­lease (3,4) 6 Ini­tial prod­ucts of an en­ter­prise (5,6) 7 De­vice pro­duc­ing elec­tri­cal en­ergy (9) 10 At­tain a se­cure

po­si­tion (5,6)

11 Grave marker (9)

14 Dig­its (7)

16 Mend (6)

19 Crest (5)

21 Al­low (3)

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