CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Cynon Valley - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1. No weak busi­ness con­cern (4) 8. Com­pet­ing as it turned out (2,3,5) 9. Had melon from na­tive coun­try (8) 10. In Peru, In­cas faced de­struc­tion (4) 12. Loves get­ting out

sea-rod (6) 14. Puts up se­cret plan

(6) 15. Cut­ting in­stru­ment needs the pieces fit­ting to­gether (6) 17. Cart causes quar­rel

in drink­ing-place (6) 18. Ev­i­dence of sor­row

caused by rent? (4) 19. Fly­ing is not cer­tain

(2,3,3) 21. Ap­par­ently only the out­side was touched by the for­ward (6,4) 22. Part of this is a

shoul­der band (4)

DOWN

2. Early - and en­joy­ing one­self, ap­par­ently (2,4,4) 3. The pit I dug for my­self? (4) 4. Belts en­able some to be put up in ship (6) 5. Re­quire the French to pro­duce pointed in­stru­ment (6) 6. The fore­man is one who gets a good sight too much? (8) 7. A school of note (4) 11. Un­cer­tain, and ev­i­dently not think­ing alone (2,3,5) 13. Hold back the oth­ers: wet weather (8) 16. He serves but doesn’t get things im­me­di­ately (6) 17. The gam­bler has

re­cov­ered (6) 18. Work to pro­duce

tip-top lu­bri­cant (4) 20. Con­sumes teas (4)

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