Cryp­tic Cross­word

Coventry Telegraph - - PUZZLES & STARS -

ACROSS

1. The in­ter­rup­tion in drilling is caus­ing con­cern (9)

8. Ar­rive at a con­clu­sion among keen de­baters (3)

9. Su­perla­tively oc­ci­den­tal (11)

11 & 14Dn. Con­forms to no lim­its, but doesn’t pass the cipher! (5,2,7)

12. Be­gin to ar­range a spree (5)

13. Tak­ing part as a stand-in (6)

15. Posted to dif­fer­ent base sta­tions (6)

17. A spell of ill­ness is con­cern­ing (5) 18. Stuffy strain (7) but with­out

20. Barker is a cross­word com­piler from Eire (5,6) 22. Bird of fa­ble al­most as big as a boul­der (3)

23. They may be seen work­ing in bed (9)

DOWN

2. Soon ex­pos­ing a per­son in­side (3)

3. Wa­ter con­tain­ers were up­set by the first of the sup­pli­ers (5)

4. I get in some­how to cause a flare up (6)

5. Farewell to a favourable

6. pur­chase, Be­come we hear! (7) out­stand­ing (3,4,4)

7. Gives direc­tions where to de­liver the speeches (9)

10. Not much warn­ing for an ad (5,6)

11. In the main, they’re men of craft! (9)

14. See 11 Across

16. Flat ring re­quired for laun­dry equip­ment (6)

19. About the night be­fore the bailiff ap­pears (5)

21. In the home, a ra­dio sound re­ceiver (3)

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