CRYP­TIC/QUICK CROSSWORD

NO.601

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - GET PUZZLING! -

CRYP­TIC CLUES Across

8 Friends in part of the theatre (6) 9 Share a lager top when sober (8) 10 Al­most con­vert at­tor­ney in, for ex­am­ple, 24 hours (8) 11 Turned blue in sodium cloud (6) 12 About to dis­fig­ure a red tree (5) 13 Be aware of king get­ting present (4) 14 Young­ster reaches a Caribbean is­land (4) 16 Sprain im­proved with io­dine and medicine (7) 18 Whole­sale cover (7) 20 Study with a head of col­lege (4) 21 Ca­jole to get ca­ble (4) 22 Car­riage con­tains a quan­tity of di­a­monds (5) 25 Ob­sta­cles to the Span­ish girl (6) 27 Dis­trib­ute ra­tion with party food (8) 28 Lon­don po­lice in a ride around Cir­cle Line (8) 29 Look for a very quiet lis­tener (6)

Down

1 Pres­sure to join wild cor­sair (6) 2 Charge a catholic cop­per with swim­ming in oats (10) 3 Chief finds shandy ul­ti­mately po­tent (5) 4 Mary threw away a book, be­ing a so­cial crea­ture (4,3) 5 Now set out to get ev­ery­one to be ob­struc­tive (9) 6 The first mob trashed vault (4) 7 I will go back in – story might be wrong (8) 14 Fruit tin to leap out round turn (10) 15 Cut eclair badly, then spread (9) 17 Plot in­volved scare in cap­i­tal of Oman (8) 19 Ec­cen­tric queen ab­sorbed in vi­o­lence (7) 23 An Amer­i­can wo­man is not at home (6) 24 Re­port­edly have to use dough (5) 26 To­tal zero at sport (4)

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