CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

Rutherglen Reformer - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. I can­not solo prop­erly in com­fort (11) 9. Dram mixed with rye for a rev­o­lu­tion­ary body (3,4) 10. While At­tila, for ex­am­ple, loses his head, Matilda gives her heart (5) 11. A few with a bit of energy ap­proach east­ern edge (5) 12. Dry off as a duck might? (3,4) 13. Key worker in the of­fice (6) 15. It’s Su­san, so to speak, with a pack of lies (6) 18. Locks badly re­set about the ship (7) 20. In­dian bean from the sea (5) 22. Girl in de­mand for cock­tails! (5) 23. They fly from ships at sea (7) 24. You may need a crank to get go­ing without this (4-7)

DOWN

2. Ar­range com­mand (5) 3. English county’s con­veyances? (7) 4. Fifty hec­tic years for egg­pro­duc­ers (6) 5. Skip­pers do it through the book (5) 6. Beats fleet-footed fe­males in the end (7) 7. An at­trac­tion: tipsy nav­i­ga­tor takes it in (11) 8. Can be fired for er­rors in­volv­ing the coach (11) 14. Ver­sify? Some prac­tise un­der a macabre writer (7) 16. Com­monly used for chop­ping food! (7) 17. Agree - a sound climb (6) 19. She is cer­tainly in it - and could be on it! (5) 21. Wild game to stay away from (5)

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