Quirky quickie

Sunday Herald Life - - CROSSWORD ETC -

Can you spot the puns in Locum’s first two and last two across clues? ACROSS 1 The red planet (4) 4 De­ceived (7) 8 Early Scan­di­na­vian raider (6) 9 Ti­tle-holder, es­pe­cially in box­ing (5) 11 Such treat­ment em­pha­sises the whole per­son (8) 12 Jetty (4) 14 Stag­ger (6) 16 City in the Nether­lands (6) 18 Profit (4) 19 Keep in work­ing or­der (8) 22 Farewell in France (5) 23 City in the Nether­lands (6) 24 Bur­row­ing ro­dent with large cheek pouches (7) 25 Doom to ruin (4) DOWN 2 Spirit in ‘The Tem­pest’ (5) 3 Thread-maker (8) 4 Tribu­tary of the Euphrates (6) 5 Move im­per­cep­ti­bly slowly (4) 6 Sly (7) 7 Car­riage (10) 10 Snap (10) 13 Fran­tic (8) 15 Ra­dioac­tive iso­tope of hy­dro­gen (7) 17 Tar (6) 20 Elite group (1-4) 21 Head and shoul­ders fig­ure - bro­ken? (4)

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