CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

The Timaru Herald - - CATALYST -

ACROSS 1. It is sure, not like an ar­ti­cle (8) 7. A spin one may hit forcibly down the pitch (5) 8. One who swears it will ship the army over­seas (7) 9. Be­long­ing to a dealer in stolen prop­erty, it’s a crime (7) 10. A digest of laws which may be trans­mit­ted in se­cret (4) 12. Rule fat out, as one’s li­able to cry about it (7) 14. High of­fice is what one stands on, ex­pect­ing re­spect (7) 17. A ci­pher may be found at the end of countdown (4) 18. Make liar cut it out or cut it short (7) 21. Is com­ing down on the level be­tween flights (7) 22. Hang lo­cal leader, with back­ing of New York, go­ing to church (5) 23. Was beaten as one changed chan­nels (8) DOWN 1. Cadet turn­ing to Heathrow ini­tially for take-off (6) 2. Fold in and go like this if there’s too much liq­uid (8) 3. When a per­son shows the back of his neck (4) 4. Hot tar may be used to treat the gul­let (6) 5. One among fel­lows hav­ing such an air (4) 6. Break­fast food sounds as if it should be served in in­stal­ments (6) 7. Fed up with be­ing be­hind the clock, let the air out of one’s tyres (7) 11. Heap it qui­etly around the in­scrip­tion on the grave­stone (7) 13. It is al­ways, among swim­mers, hec­tic (8) 14. Be­ing com­pli­ant with the old, ice gets bro­ken (6) 15. Cow­ardly way to cry out: now that’s not new! (6) 16. It is per­sis­tent, the way one fol­lowed some­body (6) 19. Race to Gateshead, which is one step up the lad­der (4) 20. A be­nign at­tempt to hold an in­sect that bites (4) SATUR­DAY’S SO­LU­TION: Across 1. In­cred­u­lous 9. Hatch 10. Ret­ro­grade 11. Lease 12. Chignon 14. Owl 15. Shoe 16. Nel­son 17. Mint 21. Sand 22. Trauma 23. Even 26. Lie 27. Al­tered 29. Taboo 30. Con­tra­band 31. Corfu 32. Malin­ger­ers Down 2. North 3. Er­ro­neous 4. Ur­gent 5. Or­a­to­rio 6. Shell 7. At­tach 8. Cheese­board 12. Can­dle­stick 13. Isle 18. Turntable 19. In­ter­nal 20. Burr 24. Em­bers 25. Bar­ren 26. Locum 28. El­der

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