Crossword

Malta Independent - - CROSSWORD & FUN -

ACROSS

1. Sec­ondary en­trance (4,4) 5. Ad­ders (4) 8. In the cen­tre of (4) 9. Run­ning tie in a rope (4,4) 10. Sign a doc­u­ment (7) 12. Fried ob­long strips of potato (5) 15. Plu­ral of cac­tus (5) 16. Cooked food too long (7) 20. Re­duce speed (4,4) 21. Sharp de­vice on a cowboy's

boot (4) 22. Frame hold­ing the glass in a

win­dow (4) 23. Weight-lift­ing bar (4-4)

DOWN

1. Straw hats (7) 2. Young human be­ing (5) 3. Fer­tile spot in a desert (5) 4. De­stroy (4) 6. Nat­u­ral time-piece? (7) 7. Lo­ca­tions (5) 11. Jewish leader (5) 12. Raw state (5) 13. Birds that lay their eggs in other birds

nests (7) 14. Red Leaf (Ana­gram) (7) 15. Large bar­rels for hold­ing liq­uids (5) 17. Strong bit­ter­ness (5) 18. Of two parts (5) 19. Am­phibi­ous crea­ture (4)

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