CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

West Lothian Courier - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1. En­ti­tled ‘The One That Got Away’? (5,5) 7. Carry off gun (5) 8. Set bulb round har­vest re­mains (7) 10. A tiny peg in the Mid­dle East (8) 11. Churl­ish, but was sorry, we hear (4) 13. Some other bal­anced book of use­ful plants (6) 15. Keeper of re­sort dur­ing hos­til­i­ties (6) 17. Runs into sheep (4) 18. Re­nounce the pre­ten­sion of 1001 (8) 21. In­trepid damsel finds drug out East (7) 22. 50 move lit­tle by lit­tle to the shelf (5) 23. Un­claimed mail left by de­ceased land­lord ap­par­ently (4,6)

DOWN

1. A num­ber of staff, if typ­i­cal (5) 2. Let scrap be­come ghostly (8) 3. Men say he hasn’t a mind of his own (3-3) 4. Shut like this (4) 5. Spring back de­spite be­ing tied up again (7) 6. Is there no ser­vice charge here? (4,6) 9. It’s whole when halved and has still less feel­ing (4,6) 12. One of Arthur’s knights could have been tall once (8) 14. Com­punc­tion about dots and dashes (7) 16. No tricks when nig­gard takes on egghead (6) 19. Snake pre­sum­ably can put two and two to­gether (5) 20. Benev­o­lent type (4)

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