The Chronicle

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Across

1. Shadow timepiece on island about mid January (7)

5. Spiral about wormhole when Moe is not in (5)

8. Little credit is small change but brittle (5)

9. Key state of the US (7)

10. Organised chores on vessel (8)

11. Spray nozzles on aeroplanes? (4)

13. Ends row with 500 out but does deteriorat­e (6)

14. A little appreciati­on I, (ashen), make for country (6)

17. Slump but duck out to collapse (4)

19. Leaving out taking in foreign o-rings (8)

22. Applause for Ivan too (7)

23. Bicultural pharmacist gets a letter from Greece (5)

24. Found honeysuckl­e incense inside for Calvin (5)

25. Removing pin from playthings by accident can be gruesome (7)

Down

1. Dismisses old bags (5)

2. None of two therein? (7)

3. I am correct but inappropri­ate (8)

4. Elevator Edward raised (6)

5. Wilbur Loveridge initially gets two rings for fleece (4)

6. Italian fruit girl? (5)

7. Alison & I are well-organised for romance (7)

12. Greek divinity and Krishna chant score nothing for view (8)

13. Allowed locker room rings for marriage (7)

15. Flog favourite dog (7)

16. With no Sirs about grogginess is caused by drink (6)

18. Erato erratum enunciate (5)

20. Get a “5” in colour for sauce (5)

21. Not an animal to do this to by the sound of it (4)

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