The Chronicle

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Across

1. Fluter Sam is skilful (9)

6. Miss Piggy’s ultra ego (3)

8. Copy masochist engineered was all in the mind (13)

9. Agenda Isabel had for her platform (4)

10. Rock band part went down like a lead balloon (8)

12. Final mean pH = 6. Permutatio­n for monument (6)

13. Made a getaway from duncescap effectivel­y (6)

16. Made a connection with a decisive blow on Heather (8)

18. Every second wildfowl becomes a star (4)

21. Close fitting garments made by dosing stock? (4,9)

22. The first note we hear, dear (3)

23. Mane a terse reminder of their notoriety almost (3-6)

Down

1. Looked glum on a scooter!? (5)

2. Obvious infinite altitude statement really (3-4)

3. Eastern church in the end has nothing but a hollow sound (4)

4. Attach to make a basinet safe being raised (6)

5. You will find a light at the end sometimes (4-4)

6. Gravel has guts it is said (5)

7. Sounds like the fragrant smell can make you angry (7)

11. A relative of the US government (5,3)

12. “Bikes” CD is in a bad way if on one’s (4-3)

14. Lena & Ted make the perfect spaghetti (2,5)

15. With a naturally inherent talent, Bro gyrated in the inn (6)

17. Blowgun duellists have pressure that is uncalled for (5)

19. Leans on tables (5)

20. Soup ingredient is all right to painter (4)

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