Crossword: CRYPTIC CLUES

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Mercury (Hobart) - - COMICS -

ACROSS

1 Undo with pieces of a penny dread­ful 7 A trainee ends ties with al­co­holic bev­er­ages 8 Grad­u­ates and moves on

10 Catch sight of a stain

11 A rail gets to fish

13 Unin­spired peo­ple vary later lists in front 16 A mid­day rest in quasi es­tab­lish­ments 18 First class dead-headed sup­porter 20 More lu­di­crous colour­ing matter

2 1 Play the fool when in­tro­duc­ing Joyce to Kevin for starters

22 Dis­turb a nurse, or be­come a cur­rent ob­struc­tion

DOWN

2 In the ap­pear­ance of a stock­pile

3 Fine frag­ments of French head­stones 4 One who prog­nos­ti­cated gold sand­storm ele­ments

5 The prin­ci­pal is­land of the So­ci­ety Is­lands in the Utah itin­er­ary

6 A de­mented old Ro­man sounds close to noth­ing

8 An af­ter­thought on char­ity for the O.T. book 9 Kind of put in or­der

12 Sched­ule bro­ken toes within rights 14 More un­trou­bled seachange, that’s right! 15 Slip and slide out of brisk ideas

17 A celebrity in charge of no­body acronymi­cally

18 Sums up com­mer­cials I hear

19 To in­for­mally demon­strate in a dif­fer­ent mode

STRAIGHT CLUES ACROSS

1 Mur­der story (coll) 7 Beers

8 Goes by 10 Blem­ish 11 Fur­nish with cloth­ing 13 Those who ad­here to the ex­act let­ter 16 Af­ter­noon nap 1 8 As­sis­tant 20 More de­ranged 2 1 Yarn 22 Elec­tri­cal de­vice

DOWN

2 As­sem­blage of things 3 Pow­dered earth 4 French pre­dic­tor 5 S. Pa­cific is­land 6 Crazed Ro­man em­peror 8 Sa­cred hymns 9 Par­tic­u­lar va­ri­ety 1 2 Duty list

1 4 Less dif­fi­cult 15 Slip side­ways 1 7 Ad­mired per­son 18 To­tals 19 Demon­stra­tion (coll) SO­LU­TION NEXT IS­SUE

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