CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

Hauraki-Coromandel Post - - Sports Results -

Across 1.

Keep it down for the news­pa­pers but have a drink first (8)

4. A drive, doc­tored to in­flu­ence public opin­ion (4)

8. A line that has the ap­pear­ance of an ar­gu­ment (3)

9. Church of­fice is to coach one with in­struc­tions be­fore­hand (5)

10. The cur­rency of Scan­di­navia is in a tan­gle (3)

11. The aim one has is to use prop for it (7)

12. Cun­ningly avoid some de­ter­mined avenger mak­ing a come­back (5)

13. Round-about ex­pres­sions for heirs, pa­pers use (11)

17. As sup­ple as he can be, af­ter be­ing in­tox­i­cated (5)

18. Is stiff and pompous – but walk­ing tall! (7)

20. Has the money for a loaf of bread (3)

21. It used to be five shillings for den­tal treat­ment (5)

22. Is al­most stretched tight by St An­thony’s cross (3)

23. Act as en­ter­tainer to a large num­ber (4) 24. Part of a coun­try is turned over in PC terms (8)

Down 1.

Fights for the leav­ings from the ta­ble (6)

2. Might be the elec­tric­ity sup­ply (5)

3. When at home, she is about to pol­ish it (5)

5. No pa­per is given out with the gas (7)

6. Change of scene in­volves one with brother’s daugh­ters (6)

7. Peo­ple of the same group are around thirty years (10)

9. Pru­dent man­age­ment by ed­i­tor who turned up in 24 (10)

14. Length­ens the con­clud­ing part in texts with­out an in­tro­duc­tion (7)

15. Some eggs not avail­able in car with au­to­matic drive? (6)

16. Go on to say cue is mis­placed, but quote it (6)

18. An­i­mal track go­ing south is not very good (5)

19. Gi­ant can hold the vol­un­teer sol­diers (5)

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