DOU­BLE CROSS­WORD

The Mercury - - THE X-FILES -

ACROSS

1 In place of de­prav­ity (4) 3 Urg­ing the use of an iron ...... (8) 9 ..... was suc­cess­ful on the green, we hear - keep up the re­sis­tance (4,3) 10 Al­most rate as half-wits (5) 11 Par­si­mo­nious com­pan­ions? (5,7) 13 Say lie could be dis­cov­ered with­out any dif­fi­culty (6) 15 Part of a meal planned for golfers (6) 17 Sounds like suit­able vest­ment for an early fu­neral (7-5) 20 Name re­moved from a soli­taire neck­lace (5) 21 At­mos­phere pol­luted - by fly­ing ac­tively here? (3-4) 22 Was ex­tremely averse to a doc­u­ment about the trial (8) 23 Avert a loud fi­nale (4)

CRYP­TIC DOWN

1 He is in­volved with Clive’s trans­port (8) 2 Where you’ll find the pris­oner with noth­ing but an in­stru­ment (5) 4 Lab­o­ra­tory equip­ment that’s the quick an­swer (6) 5 What the sub­ma­rine com­man­der may be sail­ing un­der! (6,6) 6 He’s not out of place (7) 7 Take a deep breath in eat­ing as­para­gus (4) 8 They charge when they have ad­vanced (5-7) 12 One who is ly­ing may be framed by this (8) 14 In the race, af­ter all (7) 16 To oc­cupy one­self, go into bat­tle (6) 18 It’s one way to get rid of the record (5) 19 Tighten the spring - it’s one means of propul­sion! (4)

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