Cryp­tic Cross­word

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

7. Ed­i­ble plant pulp needs space (8) 9. Av­er­age lad be­comes cler­gy­man (6) 10. Give ad­vance no­ti­fi­ca­tion of fight­ing to the north (4) 11. Time worker gets sum that’s equiv­a­lent (10) 12. Fe­male fol­low­ing public­ity cut a dash (6) 14. Meet crim­i­nal by the side of the road (8) 15. One ap­pear­ing in film makes you cry (6) 16. Stir up trou­ble for pedant (6) 19. Like King James, con­vulsed with spasm (8) 21. Stop in wrong side street (6) 23. Loretta ran off with car part (10) 24. Pure al­co­hol you re­strict (4) 25. Hav­ing no time to dis­cuss am­bas­sador (6) 26. De­ceive gang­ster and gain the week­end (8)

DOWN

1. Ques­tion’s sim­ple, mak­ing one nau­seous (6) 2. Fea­ture of porce­lain mostly (4) 3. Go on re­pair­ing one tu­nic (8) 4. Odds on bad weather will cause in­jury (6) 5. A re­ally cool branch of science! (10) 6. Oddly, none are cap­ti­vated by very good Ger­man or Amer­i­can writer (8) 8. Greek char­ac­ter turned up in church in Ger­man city (6) 13. Nous dis­played by a nag? (5,5) 15. Dis­ease present ini­tially in lit­tle bovine crea­ture (8) 17. Two for­eign ar­ti­cles fol­low one ex­pected to lose (8) 18. Whisky’s cost stag­gered com­pan­ion (6) 20. Sea­weed be­gin­ning to trap fish (6) 22. Logs on in­cor­rectly, so chee­rio (2,4) 24. Sell a bird of prey (4)

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