CRYP­TIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7546

Hastings Leader - - Community Notices -

Down Down ACROSS

1. Not at all what you’d say when ask­ing for a seret to be kept (4,7,2). 8. I dropped Louise off to get the bird (5). 9. The pic­ture one has of a doc­tor: fright­en­ing (7). 10. “Savoir-faire” is not English (6). 11. The news the naughty school­boy has been dread­ing? (6). 12. A man put the note in, dear: shifty(5). 14. It’s dan­ger­ous, he says, be­sides (5).

18. Tape again and string (6). 20. An ex­pres­sion of dis­gust not con­cealed for noth­ing (6). 23. A dog? It’s a cat, dear (7). 24. It’s green, round and an­i­mated (5). 25. A row of bells? (4-4,5).

DOWN

1.Hangs down and the ring falls out (6). 2. Nosy? (5). 3. Among the as­sem­bled males is a fe­male (7). 4. Is agree­ably tired? (4). 5. Cross, I give out (5). 6. I soon trained my­self to be dis­agree­able (7). 7. Suit­able wear for por­form­ers: very fit­ting (6). 13. Speech to the lit­tle girl that got the cot in a mess (7). 15. Drive home and go to sleep (4,3). 16. Were ex­ul­tant or sub­dued right through (6). 17. THe way to stand the pegs up­right in­side (6). 19. Swift and quiet in at­tack (5). 21. Work­ing - or off (5). 22. The man with the sun­tan (4).

CRYP­TIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7545 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 1,Tight­ens (titans). 6, Card. 8, Stab (rev.) 9, Lean back. 10, W-rot-e. 11, Ran­som. 13, Cin-em-a. 15, Ex-tent. 17, Im-p-ose. 19, La-rr-y. 22, I-nteres-t. 23, Thu-s. 24, Bent. 25, Sen-tries.

- 2, I-nte-r. 3, H-a-bit-ue. 4, Ell-a. 5, Sea-green. 6, Cab-in. 7, Rac-co-on. 12, Ma-de news. 14, Im-men-se. 16, Tra-itor. 18, O-vert. 20, R-o-use. 21, Stun (rev.)

QUICK PUZ­ZLE NO. 7545 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 1, Sar­donic. 6, Opal. 8, Slav. 9, De­jected. 10, Sword. 11, Lariat. 13, Stream. 15, Rafter. 17, Ur­bane. 19, Grime. 22, Sin­gu­lar. 23, Ovid. 24, Shoe. 25, Del­e­gate.

- 2, Al­low. 3, Di­verse. 4, Nude. 5, Ca­jol­ery. 6, Oc­cur. 7, Av­er­age. 12, Im­pelled. 14, Tar­nish. 16, Fur­long. 18, An­gle. 20, Moist. 21, Oral.

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