CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

West Lothian Courier - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. Fas­ten, with spirit (4) 3. He tries to up­set peo­ple (8) 8. Ti­tle from Latin Amer­ica (4) 9. It’s crim­i­nal to take a couple of fools in (8) 11. Not think­ing of get­ting mar­ried? (6-6) 13. Cap­i­tal way to sup­ply chess­men (6) 14. Step right back in the team (6) 17. When one should act, though it usu­ally oc­curs later (12) 20. The Poles are, but not the N. and S. ones (8) 21. Grant some prece­dence (4) 22. Might lay around be­ing om­nipo­tent! (8) 23. Is first and last a god­dess (4)

DOWN

1. He sits out­side the court to give his de­ci­sions (8) 2. Joins me in the money (7) 4. Carry on with a sum­mary (6) 5. Deer coun­try show­ing lit­tle sign of life (10) 6. Pos­si­bly I sell thread (5) 7. Cover pro­vided by the car in­dus­try (4) 10. Clip­per of the line? (7,3) 12. Type of set meals suit­able for veg­e­tar­i­ans (8) 15. Such an en­trance con­fuses

singers (7) 16. Such a jacket may be

con­fined to ma­ni­acs (6) 18. A let­ter in class pro­vides a de­bate (5) 19. Risky trans­ac­tion with a Greek char­ac­ter (4)

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