CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - COMICS, PUZZLES -

Across

1. Has a big in­ter­est in some deer­skin top­coats (4)

3. Cries out about com­put­er­is­ing re­source­ful­ness (8)

9. Fruit grand­par­ents get to some de­gree (7)

10. Crosses land mea­sures (5)

11. Get no fu­ture pre­dic­tion from for­tune teller but it was ob­vi­ous (7,5) 14. Carry the han­dle for sup­port (3) 16. Con­fuse with no duns un­sad­dled (5)

17. Use creels to carry one (3)

18. Kim brings cod for United States’ im­i­ta­tors (12)

21. Dal­ton had to leave the South Is­land to get a Ja­panese meal (5) 22. Li­cense for bat­tle bom­bast (7) 23. Where to get in to see “Rodeo Sid”, per­haps (8)

24. Sue gets about five hun­dred for this car (4)

Down

1. As mad as mice bile (8)

2. Beer can was a fluke! (5)

4. One half of a roller­coaster ride (3) 5. Gym­nast’s equip­ment found to be the same in ev­ery pub? (8,4) 6. Sep­a­rate al­tos i.e. (7)

7. El­liot the lake mon­ster (4)

8. Will only talk about rail­ways? (3-5,4)

12. The boy in France was bur­dened

(5)

13. Codes let out but made se­cret again (8)

15. Les’ dogs are given a shine (7) 19. Raises re­stricted lis­ten­ing de­vices (5)

20. Ex­ploits cus­toms (4)

22. Court bowler’s wicket and 2 maiden balls (3)

Yes­ter­day

Across: 1. Aplomb, 4. Mem­ber, 9. Re­viser, 10. Vi­ral, 11. Forte, 12. Sur­geon,

13. Over-the-hill, 18. Touch up, 20. Savoy, 22. Get on, 23. Erecter, 24. Dodges, 25. Un­clad.

Down: 1. Adrift, 2. Lover, 3. Masseur, 5. Elver, 6. Bar­bell, 7. Re­lent, 8. Grasshop­per, 14. Vaulted, 15. Has been, 16. Staged, 17. Hy­brid, 19. Hinge,

21. Vi­tal.

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