Mercury (Hobart)

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

2 An MP for five irregular troops 7 Administer a football code sideline 8 First class manuscript ambitions 10 A full frontal legend is easy to approach 11 Nobody sounds like a religious sister 12 A barrier for the race starter 13 Surrounded within a match segment 14 After half an hour, close friends produce bricklayer­s’ troughs 16 Trade in prison, say 18 And so forth in sketches 20 Add up reduced photo tallies 21 A leading member on our relationsh­ip 22 Hasten to a person who is an object of ridicule for gossip

DOWN

1 Somehow born with an unusual itch, and is an infection that causes coughing 2 Formulate, using some hoopla nails 3 Makes mention of adverts 4 Overpass by way of a tube 5 State boys make side dishes 6 Eased out after half time and dead-heated 9 A resemblanc­e to the military is misleading 15 Of the overseas trip digression 17 Formerly end to end, we made a withdrawal 18 To make proud, George 2nd was unpunctual 19 Turned up with nothing for a luminary’s bit part

STRAIGHT CLUES

ACROSS

2 Military police officer 7 Regulation 8 Levels a gun 10 Friendly 11 Not any 12 First man 13 Circular 14 Portable brick troughs 16 Vend 18 And so on (abb) 20 Entire 21 Love affair 22 Rumour (coll)

DOWN

1 Respirator­y disease 2 Blueprint 3 Directs the attention of 4 Ravine bridge 5 Uncooked vegetables 6 Drew together in a knot 9 A likeness 15 Temporary roundabout 17 A going out 18 Put in high spirits 19 Short appearance by a celebrity

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