CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

The Timaru Herald - - CATALYST -

ACROSS 1. Brief and con­cise cuts made by CinC (8) 7. To be a mo­torist and plunge right in (5) 8. A strip of but­tered toast for the armed man (7) 9. Snug­gled down in den, lest it be dis­turbed (7) 10. Other­wise Cupid rose out of it (4) 12. Clap, and make such a noise about it! (7) 14. Tele­pathic, the way spy turns el­e­gant and fash­ion­able (7) 17. Shoots back, and will not go on (4) 18. It’s not like us to hum in an awk­ward way (7) 21. Age of wine and gin a vet can work out (7) 22. Wrote about build­ing of Lon­don (5) 23. Agreed to see stand put out for it (8) DOWN 1. Way of do­ing manuscripts yet to be de­vised (6) 2. Speak­ing to­gether, you’ll get French chicken carved up (8) 3. I have a re­peat call for a mu­si­cal bird (4) 4. Blow into this ice cream and get notes out of it (6) 5. Dis­po­si­tion of one’s ef­fects shall be a sub­sti­tute for it (4) 6. He makes ad­vances when one’s wil­lowy and top­less (6) 7. An ar­gu­ment I’d set up like this (7) 11. One plot­ting per­haps cheers about Mon­sieur (7) 13. Draw at­ten­tion away from start CID made (8) 14. Block of col­umn Poet Lau­re­ate might give hint of (6) 15. A paint­ing a boat can win by (6) 16. In the wrong pad writer may add it (6) 19. Cry from first hound to get the bird (4) 20. At one time a sergeant, say, turned east (4)

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