CRYPTIC CLUES

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - Opinion -

ACROSS 1 Tax in­creases for London, per­haps (7,5) 8 Scot­tish isle is within clear range (5) 9 Num­ber, for in­stance, in Bury (7) 10 Fat girl goes to town (4) 11 Could be an­other’s fish­ing ground (5,3) 14 Salad fit for a states­man? (6) 15 Ladies pro­duc­ing the high­est stan­dards (6) 17 This has its ups and downs in the United States (8) 18 So they used only half (4) 21 Wine pro­duced by one painter (7) 23 Dad lightly hit the Queen (5) 24 Tragic trial in­volv­ing fash­ion (5-7) DOWN 1 Group of stu­dents, 150 and an id­iot (5) 2 Don’t give up, for each dif­fi­cult (9) 3 Where a camper sleeps is in con­tention (4) 4 Why a clock’s use­less – re­turn what’s sup­plied (4,2) 5 Chang­ing lat­i­tude in height (8) 6 Pester old horse (3) 7 Or hitch up to in­stru­ments (6) 12 Type of West­ern pasta (9) 13 Off­hand, though gal­lant gentleman (8) 14 My care, per­haps, is rich and smooth (6) 16 An­gora wool from even parts of smooth rapier (6) 19 Wor­ry­ingly, grips small branch (5) 20 Tots up po­lit­i­cal bias (4) 22 Gam­ble with this, and per­ish! (3)

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