CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

The Observer - - SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES -

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)

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