Cryptic cross­word

Coventry Telegraph - - PUZZLES & STARS -

ACROSS

7. He was a very fair man (6) 8. They’re not nec­es­sar­ily cut in pickle-mak­ing (6) 10. One in charge is pos­si­bly a Ger­man (7) 11. Light with a ten­dency to grow less? (5) 12. No blind prophet (4) 13. Let in or out (5) 17. Needs to be­come close (5) 18. The gas from which one only gets light (4) 22. Hav­ing no flaws, though I have a lot (5) 23. As­sign work to a writer (7) 24. Get up for wild dances (6) 25. An at­trac­tive bar (6)

DOWN

1. He says our fu­ture is in our own hands (7) 2. Show dog? (7) 3. Sounds like jew­ellery (5) 4. Of­fi­cer apt to be taken in by a mur­derer (7) 5. Gath­ers in spare or­ders (5) 6. Much in­ter­est is taken in this prac­tice (5) 9. Shop­keeper and mas­ter, per­haps (9) 14. Most ef­fec­tive way of us­ing in­for­ma­tion (7) 15. Drops out from the singers (7) 16. Sort of study car­ried out by bathyscope? (2,5) 19. De­scrip­tive of a great sea-power (5) 20. A rod, or what one may get with it (5) 21. Fight for a bit (5)

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