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Rutherglen Reformer - - Puzzles -

Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same

CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 He fetches a dog (9) 8 Law­men get hard pieces of meat (5) 10 Ret­i­cent about trees (5) 12 Favourite dog, eg (3) 13 Fire­man’s fury (3) 14 Need to trans­form gar­den (4) 15 Sav­age gives some cham­pagne to a novice (6) 16 Set out to get record that’s ex­pen­sive (5) 18 Ter­ri­bly united when re­leased (6) 20 Con­tented with ac­com­mo­da­tion (4) 22 He’s in the wrong (3) 23 For each ex­pe­ri­ence within (3) 24 An­i­mal from east­ern coun­try (5) 25 Nowa­days have time for proverb (5) 26 Tour­na­ment fin­ished with­out lim­its (4-5)

DOWN

2 Escape to form union (5) 3 Oth­ers re­lax (4) 4 Com­plete space with flag (6) 5 Un­ex­pect­edly greet bird (5) 6 Plans to ar­range chess duel (9) 7 Ate­lier is gen­er­at­ing facts (9) 9 Writ­ers charge a reg­u­lar pay­ment (7) 11 Rude pet some­how broke out (7) 15 Keys to rest­ing place (3) 17 Nurse has no new at­tach­ment (6) 19 Walk like a drifter (5) 21 Re­move a seer, some­how (5) 23 Fa­ther at home is a nui­sance (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Breed of dog (9) 8 Hacks (5) 10 Curt (5) 12 Do­mes­tic an­i­mal (3) 13 Anger (3) 14 Par­adise (4) 15 Harsh (6) 16 Pre­cip­i­tous (5) 18 Loos­ened (6) 20 Can­vas shel­ter (4) 22 Man’s name (3) 23 For ev­ery (3) 24 An­te­lope (5) 25 Maxim (5) 26 Unan­swer­able (4-5)

DOWN

2 Run off to wed (5) 3 Pause (4) 4 Whole (6) 5 Wad­ing bird (5) 6 Pro­grammes (9) 7 Truths (9) 9 Re­tire­ment al­lowance (7) 11 Ex­ploded (7) 15 Cot (3) 17 Sinew (6) 19 Va­grant (5) 21 Rub out (5) 23 Ache (4)

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