Cryptic crossword

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

1. Spot­ting gin and tonic be­ing

pre­pared! (8) 5. Nudge gen­tly with a stick (4) 8. Go­ing no dis­tance fol­low­ing

river for medic­i­nal plant (8) 9. Form of wor­ship I study (4) 11. Bill on the rail­way left in

charge of the fi­bre (7) 13. Safe pas­sage (5) 14. Adapt­abil­ity of in­su­lated

elec­tri­cal ca­ble? (11) 18. It’s a heavy blow to be

dis­missed af­ter scor­ing 150 (5) 19. Po­lice­man has hour in

he­li­copter (7) 21. I take a popular Scot­tish

boy (4) 22. Daugh­ter aban­dons

flir­ta­tion for mar­riage (8) 24. Short pub­li­ca­tion, one for

long-dis­tance trav­ellers (4) 25. Not hav­ing an in­cli­na­tion to

go straight up (8)

DOWN

1. Cre­tan brewed a heav­enly

drink (6) 2. Not such a wild cir­cus

per­former (5) 3. In­tri­cacy of col­lec­tion of in­ter­re­lated build­ings – pity it doesn’t open (10) 4. You can’t win with a score

like this (3)

6. Bat noise, we hear (7)

7. Ad­just Dundee strip (6)

10. Singer song­writer (10)

12. Solid young scout in charge (5)

15. Ap­pear­ing to be watch­ing (7)

16. Breach of faith? (6) 17. Ex­am­i­na­tion that’s hard to

get through (6) 20. Gulp an ice cream por­tion in

fright (5)

23. Not a true po­si­tion (3)

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