CROSS­WORD

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - ROUNDABOUT -

Cryp­tic

Across 4 A pair of Char­lies, you and me (the cat will

get used to it) (8) 8 He’ll look af­ter you af­ter your 24 (6) 9 Brood of cat­tle? (8) 10 Adore old ec­cen­tric from the golden land

(2,6) 11 Los An­ge­les YMCA (not Cal­i­for­nia) points

to ama­teurs (6) 12 Half can’t get lit­tle Maria to serve up

squid (8) 13 Briefly where the colonel re­port­edly

re­sides? (8) 16 Olive is hot, like Jade (8) 19 Beat a player once highly rated at

Wim­ble­don, say (8) 21 Rus­sian phys­i­ol­o­gist - and fa­ther to five

- re­turns book (6) 23 Mass cloth­ing clues? Bah, hum­bug! (8) 24 Con­demn with words (8) 25 Psy­chi­a­trist’s con­tract (6) 26 Leo cel­e­brated with ges­ture (4,4) Down 1 Lau­rel’s dry flavour­ing (3,4) 2 Pay­ment to let church in­clude ar­ti­cle (9) 3 Fleet’s anti-air­craft has ser­vice th­ese days

in­cluded (6) 4 Lousy cheaper do­na­tion - an

in­finites­i­mally small quan­tity! (1,4,2,3,5) 5 Fin­ish fight with left to the mid­dle? (8) 6 Cheer­ful star with big ap­ple (5) 7 Break­fast por­ridge? (7) 14 Vol­un­teers to ad­dress po­lice (4,5) 15 Is name of Casanova sol­dier Ivan? No,

some­thing else (8) 17 Has char­ac­ter­is­tic re­ac­tions of a man

fol­low­ing on (7) 18 The top place for melt­ing ice over fish (7) 20 Blue’s fi­asco Arse­nal ad­mit­ted (6) 22 Sub­se­quently de­layed by rain (5)

Quick

Across 4 Ha­bit­u­ate (8) 8 Turnkey (6) 9 Mull over (8) 10 Imag­i­nary land of great wealth (2,6) 11 Laity (6) 12 Seafood (8) 13 Tell Huns (anag)

(8) 16 Bluey yel­low (8) 19 Topped (8) 21 No­bel Prizewin­ning au­thor of ‘Con­di­tioned Re­flexes’ (6) 23 Vest­ment (8) 24 Prison term (8) 25 Shrivel (6) 26 Mem­ber of the

zo­diac (4,4) Down 1 Flavour­ing agent

(3,4) 2 Tol­er­ance (9) 3 Span­ish in­vader of

1588 (6) 4 In­signif­i­cant amount (1,4,2,3,5) 5 Ended (8) 6 Bright (5) 7 Pale brown (7) 14 Dads Army (4,5) 15 Ital­ian Ge­orge (8) 17 Sub­stance used for chem­i­cal tests (7) 18 Cap (7) 20 Vul­gar (6) 22 More re­cent (5)

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