DOU­BLE CROSSWORD

Sunderland Echo - - Puzzle Challenge -

CRYPTIC CLUES: Across

1. One who minds an in­fant be­ing pho­tographed (10) 7. The tree line near both Ap­palachian ex­tremes (5) 8. Hearty drink re­quired (7) 10. Merit points by chaps who shoot well (8) 11. Con­sol­i­date the com­pany (4) 13. The dis­po­si­tion of some of the great Em­per­ors (6) 15. Who had re­al­lo­cated seat on Jumbo? (6) 17. The kind of cord used for cer­e­mo­nial band (4) 18. Spaniel gets the Span­ish bird (8) 21. Took the part of a cap­tain and used the rope (7) 22. Cor­ner view (5) 23. An event she ar­ranged is prov­i­den­tial (6-4)

Down

1. Ar­bour al­most as long as New York street (5) 2. It comes to hand for one on a flight (8) 3. Fired and pil­laged (6) 4. See 19 Down 5. Spir­i­tu­ally im­proved if one in­ter­rupts bad deed (7) 6. Brings one's ideas into play (10) 9. Torch­bearer? (10) 12. This is a novel con­tainer (8) 14. Great crowd I have to fol­low (7) 16. It closes off an area with string at­tached (6) 19 & 4Dn. Mil­i­tary com­mand re­quir­ing dex­ter­ous act (5,4) 20. Big­wigs up­set by a con man (4)

QUICK CLUES: Across

1. De­stroy (10) 7. Cheek (5) 8. Pet (7) 10. Baf­fle (8) 11. Con­ceited (4) 13. In­flict (6) 15. Re­gain (6) 17. Bloody (4) 18. Prof­itable (8) 21. Gem (7) 22. Im­plied (5) 23. Ir­re­spec­tive (10)

Down

1. Pointer (5) 2. Un­nec­es­sary (8) 3. Milliner (6) 4. Con­nec­tion (4) 5. Cy­clone (7) 6. Com­plete (10) 9. Ex­ploit (10) 12. Dis­par­age (8) 14. Per­me­ate (7) 16. Classed (6) 19. Con­cen­trate (5) 20. Ros­ter (4)

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