CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

Across

7 & 15ac. Miss by a whisker - or a to­tal lack of (1,5,5)

8. They were eras of the “she cop” (6)

9. Yield in an about face de­ci­sion (4)

10. Is he (or she) a bit of a hoot af­ter hours? (5,3)

11. Three of a kind? (7)

13. A colour you may sling around when asleep (5)

15. See 7

17. Hav­ing an evening out? (7) 20. You may even find a chess piece here (8)

21. Wet­suit is use­less you idiot! (4) 23. Climb to the top or the bot­tom we hear (6)

24. Outdo the for­mer church jour­nal­ist (6)

Down

1. The ac­count he got caused some stress (4)

2. If it’s an en­tice­ment - get on with it! (4,2)

3. Keen toy be­comes a tonic (7) 4. Truck driver gen­tle­man ad­mits be­ing bor­der­line (5)

5. The piper’s son gets a beat­ing (3-3)

6. How mince is turned into ori­en­tal take-away (4,4)

12. Prac­tice be­ing a sol­dier on the fu­neral car (8)

14. We heard you can get a re­turn from the seer (7)

16. Turn with bear­ings just on the sur­face (6)

18. A sign of sum­mer on the Cana­dian lake? (6)

19. Rep­ri­mand - so many take cover (5) 22. Roadie has no al­ter­na­tive but to come up with a no­tion (4)

Yesterday

Across: 1ac & 19dn. Snow White, 6. Pace, 8. How­ever, 9. Bull, 10. Rare­ness, 11. Oriel, 12. Heart, 15. Queen, 17. Trump, 21. Grog shop, 22. Rope, 23. On­tario, 24. Flog, 25. Rues.

Down: 2. Nexus, 3. Whaler, 4. Dwarves, 5. Avers, 6. Prince, 7. Cen­sure, 13. Sur­real, 14. Drap­ery, 16. Eggnog, 18. Mirror, 20. Ap­ple.

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