Cryp­tic crossword

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ACROSS 1. Pre­pared a dose of fish for eat­ing (7) 8. Greet­ing that is ex­clu­sively icy (3-4) 9. Cover wrap­per al­most com­pletely (7) 10. Fast run­ner has cheek dis­fig­ure­ment (4-3) 11. Joke about girl be­ing strait­laced (7) 12. Im­mod­er­ate tip (7) 14. En­tan­gle with mo­bile char­ac­ters about midafter­noon (7) 18. One in­volved in a row (7) 20. Ora­tion mis­in­ter­preted in Canada (7) 21. Anna and Tom to forge state of union (7) 22. Small root is fun­da­men­tal, it is re­ported (7) 23. Gave Spa­niard an­other date (7)

DOWN 1. How gam­blers make a tidy sum? (5,3,5) 2. Braved ri­ots ad­mirably, for ex­am­ple (6) 3. Young hooter al­lowed to give a painful cry first (5) 4. Girl goes round pub­lic house with Scan­di­na­vian (6) 5. Lu­cid­ity of Ro­man god in large town (7) 6. Se­cu­rity that is granted by Scot­tish mag­is­trate (6) 7. & 13. Ev­ery­body has a gift and that’s not wrong – there’s none miss­ing (3,7,3,7) 15. Hap­pen to be ar­rang­ing diet (6) 16. Ap­peared from the ladies’ room, flus­tered but with­out airs (6) 17. Blow made one mem­ber be­have (6) 19. Ar­gu­ment caused by ar­rest (3,2)

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