Cryptic crossword

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

1. Sound­ing like mice are

ex­tremely clean? (7) 8. Some­thing else one good

turn de­serves (7) 9. Tight­ened one’s boots placed

up­per­most in­side (5,2) 10. Owner of inn ly­ing out­side

th­ese days (7) 11. Vene­tia re­pro­duced nat­u­ral

sim­plic­ity (7) 12. See Nor­wich, say (7) 14. He doesn’t be­lieve in buy­ing

his stock (7) 18. Ve­hi­cle rented by a richer

ec­cen­tric (4,3) 20. Sto­ry­teller el­e­vated style for

th­ese lines (7) 21. Gold put be­hind board in

scene (7) 22. Strange Scot­tish

ram­shackle hut is crude (7) 23. Muck – wash af­ter

treat­ment (7)

DOWN

1. 8 Across prop re­sult­ing from fac­tion that has bro­ken away (8,5) 2. Prim­i­tive fea­ture of sea

crea­ture (6) 3. Be­come rot­ten af­ter two

days in the drink (5) 4. Pay up for lit­tle walker who

barked (6) 5. Lucky thing in well-paid

em­ploy­ment (4,3) 6. Plate with rev­o­lu­tion­ary

in­ter­nal com­puter de­vice (6) 7. Wind from one end to the other to pass with fly­ing colours (6,7) 13. Burst as a re­sult of lav­ish

meal? (4-3) 15. Change to find hu­morist

in­side southern church (6) 16. Beat the blues which of­ten

fol­lows (6) 17. Rash part of Lon­don with

maze de­vel­op­ment (6) 19. Zeal­ous artist to make an

of­fer (5)

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