Cryptic crossword

Coventry Telegraph - - PUZZLES & STARS -

ACROSS

1. The best sort of piano? (8) 5. A word from a clever book on gram­mar (4) 9. Com­pla­cent about re­ced­ing gums? (4) 10. From where the sun rises? (8) 11. Priest shortly un­well on see­ing adorn­ment (5) 12. Where sol­diers heckle? (7) 13. Con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion catches shy pair out in min­is­ter’s of­fice (13) 18. In­sin­u­a­tion due to no mix-up at tav­ern (8) 19. Clever putting of bulk­head in beer (4) 20. Let part talk child­ishly (7) 21. Try out pro­duc­tion of goods on the river (5) 22. Nora changes to a mixed red­dish colour (4) 23. Cheeky stu­dent got lit­tle devil to re­place saint (8)

DOWN

2. Com­punc­tion about code (7) 3. Ring leg of fusspot (7) 4. Top act­ing di­rec­tors smile on the right side of ship (9,4) 6. It’s hum­bug to look at the laun­dry! (7) 7. Go to pieces at the end of term (5,2) 8. With jus­tice put the mag­i­cal crea­ture about fifty (6) 13. Cap­tain given cer­tain rope? (7) 14. Is able to say child­ish bye-bye in re­li­gious com­po­si­tion (7) 15. Yet let­ters record these oc­cur­rences (6) 16. With a blem­ish in­stead (7) 17. Un­friendly act causes giddy spasm (3,4)

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