Quirky quickie

Sunday Herald Life - - CROSSWORDS ETC -

ACROSS

1 Gave voice melod­i­cally (4) 5 Bring up, and what the hind­most brings up (4) 7 Refu­ta­tions in the So­cratic method - He­len Child has them (7) 8 Per­ti­nent (8) 10 A low haunt (4) 12 First mur­der vic­tim (4) 14 Bathes in, per­haps, this spirit (8) 16 Short mixed al­co­holic drink (8) 17 Per (4) 18 Lu­mi­nes­cence (4) 19 The one who man­ages the Ritz, for ex­am­ple (8) 22 Spoken defama­tion (7) 23 Dread­ful (4)

24,3 New Zealand so­prano (4,2,6)

DOWN

1 Mark of old wound (4) 2 Unit of hered­ity (4) 3 see 24ac 4 Short erect tail of eg rab­bit (4) 5 Elim­i­na­tion (8) 6 Young blood (4) 9 En­tan­gle (7) 11 Con­veyance (7) 13 Sim­i­larly (8) 15 Alone­ness (8) 18 Dec­o­rate with gold leaf (4) 19 Pile (4) 20 High-fly­ing song­bird (4) 21 ---- Shankar, sitarist (4)

Can you spot the puns in Locum’s first two and last two across clues?

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