QUICK PUZ­ZLE NO. 7547

Napier Courier - - COMMUNITY NOTICES -

ACROSS

6. Upset (10) 8. Sum­mit (4) 9. Han­dle (4) 10. Slug­gish (5) 11. Gain (4) 12. Mu­si­cian (9) 16. Dancer (9) 20. Over­take (4) 22. Has­ten (5) 23. Pro­hibit (4) 24. Land (4) 25. Amend­ment (10)

DOWN

1. Swimwear (6) 2. Sink (7) 3. Flag (6) 4. Nook (6) 5. De­clare (5) 7. Core (5) 13. Un­well (3) 14. Per­sonal (7) 15. Rea­son (5) 17. Oxy­genate (6) 18. Strata (6) 19. Coun­try (6) 21. Cut (5)

CRYP­TIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7547 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).

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