QUICK CROSS­WORD

Manawatu Standard - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. Dread­ful (4)

3. Cut off (8)

9. Lu­nacy (7)

10. Soothes (5)

11. Some­one who causes bother (12)

13. Re­moved from of­fice (6)

15. Ex­tract and pu­rify (6)

17. Weak­en­ing (12)

20. Bare (5)

21. Chival­rous (7)

22. Fur­ther (8)

23. Re­pair (4) DOWN

1. Loss of sta­tus (8)

2. Wire­less (5)

4. Round-up of live­stock (6)

5. Un­kind (12)

6. Mi­nor ill­ness (7)

7. Al­lay (4)

8. Slow-wit­ted (6-6)

12. Cursed (8)

14. Ex­press an opin­ion (5,2)

16. Move rest­lessly (6)

18. Mind­less (5)

19. Gam­bler’s stake (4)

YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION: Across 1. As­sis­tance 7. Fauna

8. Scented 10. El­e­vates 11. Rang 13. Wither 15. Reckon 17. Real

18. Croupier 21. Shad­ows 22. In­got 23. Patis­serie

Down 1. Azure 2. Sea lanes 3. Sys­tem 4. Apex 5. Cat­walk

6. Af­ter­wards 9. De­gen­er­ate 12. Pe­cu­liar 14. Tu­atara 16. Grasps

19. In­gle 20. Foci

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