CRYP­TIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7547

Hastings Leader - - Gardening -

Down Down ACROSS

6. Or­di­nary run­ning speed at which the train trav­els (10).

8. Darn fly! (4). 9. You let her slip through your fin­gers (4). 10. Coin that was about a pound, a long time back (5).

11. Ar­ranged the tour flight (4). 12. She’s the bird with the weird at­tire (9). 16. Means, in the move­ment of time, an in­stant (9). 20. More than half of the recipes were writ­ten out by him (4). 22. Dressed, is old-look­ing (5). 23. Rushed, opened the en­ve­lope clum­sily? (4). 24. Cleans out the in­te­rior for her (4). 25. Un­like the oth­ers, quite dif­fer­ent, isn’t hold­ing against (2,8).

DOWN

1. Again and again, about to pack it up and take life eas­ily (6). 2. As left half, I get a cer­tain time off (7). 3. The at­ti­tude is wrong for as­cent (6). 4. With del­i­cacy, the lit­tle crea­ture started to eat (6). 5. Not above get­ting hyp­no­tised (5). 7. Ut­ter chil­dren (5). 13. Brought back to her mother a cat (3). 14.The bird at­tacked an­other bird (7).

15. The grue­some head turns, but one presses on (5). 17. To soldiers, one spells dan­ger (6). 18. Con­clud­ing it’s duff gen about the racket (6). 19. Pun­ish for putting rub­bish out­side the hos­pi­tal (6). 21. The ti­tle I shut up about (5).

CRYP­TIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7546 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 1, Don’t men­tion it. 8, Ousel(anag.) 9, Dr-aw­ing. 10, Pol­ish. 11, Re­port. 12, Ed-g-ar. 14, Ad­der. 18, Re-cord. 20, No-ugh-t. 23, Whip-pet. 24, O-live. 25, Ding-dong fight.

- 1, Dro-o-ps. 2, Nasal. 3, Mel-is-sa. 4, Nods. 5, Irate. 6, Noiso-me. 7, Tights. 13, Di-ction. 15, Drop off. 16, C-r-owed. 17, S-tr-eet. 19, Ra-p-id. 21, Go­ing. 22, Stan.

QUICK PUZ­ZLE NO. 7546 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 1, Jol­li­fi­ca­tion. 8, Chart. 9, Chirrup. 10, Ex­tent. 11, Serene. 12, Steer. 14, Twain. 18, Chatty. 20, Groove. 23, Replica. 24, Heave. 25, Break­ing point.

- 1, Jacket. 2, Least. 3, In­tense. 4, Inch. 5, Ag­ile. 6, Is­raeli. 7, Nephew. 13, Tram­ple. 15, War­ship. 16, Scarab. 17, Ce­ment. 19, Trick. 21, Okapi. 22, Main.

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