Cryp­tic Cross­word 15625

The Witness - - BOOKS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Across

1 Stick to the point with an ar­gu­ment that may

be open and shut (7,4)

9 I fol­low a se­rial about a Jew (7)

10 Moslem leader said to be vir­tu­ous (5)

11 Cover used by an Amer­i­can gang­ster (4)

12 He paints badly, so be­comes an ac­tor (8)

14 One re­sult of eaves­drop­ping in win­ter (6)

16 It’s in our blood (6)

18 Eat green fresh pro­duce (8)

19 Work­man in stone (4)

22 Lan­guage of a quar­ter of Parisians (5)

23 His work can be a mat­ter of life and death (7)

24 Show­ing off, so at­ten­tion is di­verted (11)

Down

2 So rot af­fected the trunk (5)

3 The top copy re­quired and ten more (4)

4 The full ex­tent of the rise (6)

5 Lois came out in her un­der­wear! (8)

6 Melodies to prac­tise on board (7)

7 See 13 Down

8 Lanes that lead out of sight? (5,6)

13 and 7: Flit on, cheer­ing an­gel! It turned out she did lightly (8,11)

15 Fires badly singe it (7)

17 A trust set up by a royal house (6)

20 Na­tional gallery dis­cov­ered by a drop-out (5)

21 Un­chang­ing in­struc­tion writ­ten in haste to print­ers (4)

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