SUDOKU

Saturday Star - - L I F E S T Y L E -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

6 Cen­sure about the first copy (7) 7 Morally jus­ti­fi­able pre­rog­a­tive (5) 9 Rogue to fail to work in­dus­tri­ously (5)

10 Run­ner al­lowed to go in dif­fer­ent heat (7)

12 Mas­cu­line el­e­ments of crim­i­nals (11)

14 They’re in­ter­ested in pro­mot­ing unions and they pro­vide what strik­ers need! (11)

18 An in­sur­rec­tion is crop­ping up (7) 19 See 5 Down

21 See 5 Down

22 Not af­fected by the pass­ing years (7)

DOWN

1 A rod for fish (5)

2 Vi­o­la­tion of the law near a scene of bat­tle (6)

3 & 20 Dn Kind of cap pro­vid­ing a change of gear (6)

4 A place for mak­ing flour and French grain (6)

5 & 19 Ac & 21 Ac “The Pro­peller’s Ro­ta­tion” - Henry James’s fa­mous story (3,4,2,3,5)

8 Charges a levy, by the sound of it (7) 11 Ap­pear­ing to look at fine pot­tery (7) 13 Make a hos­tile demon­stra­tion against mil­i­tary ac­com­mo­da­tion (7) 15 Es­cort needed for bar­row boy (6) 16 Game con­troller briefly in­dis­posed - pro­vide some re­plen­ish­ment (6)

17 Fol­low Charles to the East (5) 20 See 3 Down

To­day’s Target:

6 Un­ex­cit­ing (7) 7 Ne­bu­lous (5) 9 Fash­ion (5) 10 Alien (7) 12 Pierc­ing (11) 14 Un­paid (11) 18 Turns back (7) 19 Con­di­tion (5) 21 En­tice (5) 22 Echo (7) 1 Fire-raising (5) 2 Shrewd (6) 3 Delve (3) 4 Dor­mant (6) 5 Dark prison (7) 8 Rust (7) 11 Oc­cu­pants (7) 13 Lull (7) 15 Drowsy (6) 16 Idea (6) 17 Ex­pi­ate (5) 20 Marry (3) We have found 53 words that can be made from the let­ters in the square, each of which uses the let­ter in the mid­dle and con­tains at least four let­ters. We chal­lenge you to beat this, and also to make at least one nine-let­ter word. No ab­bre­vi­a­tions, ini­tials or for­eign words un­less they form words in ev­ery­day use. No plu­rals.

Good 35; very good 43; ex­cel­lent 53.

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