CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

No. 15,486 So­lu­tion next is­sue

The West Australian - - COFFEE BREAK -

ACROSS

1 Habit makes us grow old (5)

4 A match for the devil (7)

8 Just a mo­ment! (7)

9 Not stand­ing for false­hoods? (5)

10 Puts away in great style (4)

11 Ap­par­ently is not to be sat­is­fied with just part, nev­er­the­less (5, 3)

13 They se­cure no de­ci­sions on the field (4)

14 The staff came to be dis­or­gan­ised (4)

16 Why we con­sult ref­er­ence books, of course (2, 2, 4)

17 Do­mes­ti­cated, thanks to me! (4) 20 Prize awarded for a zero mark? (5)

21 It’s hot be­ing a great per­former in heavy go­ing (7)

22 Sew lots, per­haps, but be the last to fin­ish (7)

23 It’s made to mea­sure (5)

DOWN

1 One girl is not changed for an in­ter­na­tional body (6, 7)

2 Tessa came up with some­thing use­ful (5)

3 Made up cheese (4)

4 Fired, yet treated le­niently (3, 3)

5 This way won’t get you any­where (3-2-3)

6 Equip­ment in what must be a war­ship (7)

7 He takes each is­sue as it comes (7, 6)

12 Lets out that the ra­dio’s a gift (4, 4)

13 There’s no smoke with­out it! (7)

15 Speedy help for a for­get­ful ac­tor (6)

18 Be of ser­vice when a few grow sick (5)

19 Sure to up­set an em­ployer (4)

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