CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

The Wokingham Paper - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

1. In­sa­tiable de­sire to strike a large place (8) 5. We re­turn af­ter six to watch television (4) 8. Air­craft is not de­signed to be aban­doned (8) 9. More than a par­tial re­cov­ery (4) 11. Of­fi­cer has clear break on the boat (7) 13. Costly planet? (5) 14. Mag­ni­tude, it some­how was ab­so­lute (11) 18. Add to the end­less story (5) 19. Strip car­toon? (4-3) 21. Left king go­ing round an­cient city to prowl (4) 22. It is most likely that he will be cho­sen for this team (8) 24. Cheat the of­fi­cer – he’s stupid (4) 25. Took that which is cus­tom­ary (8)

DOWN

1. Dis­card an un­wanted item (6) 2. Boy quiet by windswept tree (5) 3. Fur needed to wrap up cold in the coun­try (10) 4. Half a pair of braces (3) 6. How po­ets write up­side down (7) 7. De­serv­ing per­son of em­i­nent merit (6) 10. Strange enough to cause com­ment (10) 12. Was one way to be (5) 15. Un­af­fected, and that’s to be ex­pected (7) 16. I’d lost out by show­ing no emo­tion (6) 17. Do wrong to cre­ate re­sent­ment (6) 20. Gold sec­tion – it goes all round (5) 23. Leg­endary bird found in Morocco (3)

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