Cryptic Crossword 15407

The Witness - - BOOKS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Across

1 Ex­presses re­gret for glue that’s weak, we hear (5) 4 Help ass that turns out to be un­for­tu­nate (7) 8 One is con­fused for a long time (3) 9 She’s very likely to have kids (5,4) 10 Use­less, un­til changed inside that is (7) 11 One may fall into it by mis­take (5) 13 Show touch­ing af­fec­tion (6) 15 One of eight re­quires med­i­cal at­ten­tion (6) 18 Dou­ble the score (5) 19 A set­back, in priestly lan­guage? (7) 21 Lady of the Lake? (9) 23 Called ear­lier (3) 24 Melan­choly Danes are treated on board (7) 25 Yet it could be tart (5)

Down

1 Fe­male African of­fi­cer (7) 2 One tak­ing part in the arms race? (3-6) 3 De­serted area is in a bad way (5) 4 Watch the run maker? (6) 5 An empty form of rec­om­pense (7) 6 For ex­am­ple, ring me (3) 7 Stray around in the woods, per­haps (5) 12 Where shanty-men were bound to go (3,6) 14 In­fan­tile habits (7) 16 The ba­sic re­quire­ment for a live wire (7) 17 Odd per­sons to al­ter the mo­tions? (6) 18 Fe­male be­hav­iour - the low­down! (5) 20 Sur­veys opin­ions (5) 22 Agree it’s put on up­side down (3)

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