Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Across

1. Artiste clothes (7)

5. Machine gunned drake? (5)

8. Ann unrelieved about British government department (6,7)

9. Soak it up in a calypso party (3)

10. Russian hood’s headgear? (9)

12. A double exposure? (4-2)

13. Sounds like a harmonious agreement (6)

15. An angry and smart position (9)

16. There’s no compensati­on back in rip-off (3)

18. Recognise haul from bargain basement? (8,5)

20. Compositio­n is easy with old Bob about (5)

21. Permit in French name (7)

Down

1. Said nothing about Spanish goodbye (5)

2. Maybe used for 12 (9,4)

3. Manage a fight to the south to get boats (3-6)

4. Amble to street dice game (6)

5. Wind up a small minister (3)

6. Sounds to me like a bounder is nabbed on this witch-hunt (8,5)

7. Had dire traditiona­list attitude (7)

11. Choked cat for wearing wide brimmed headwear? (6,3)

12. Ridden by Cecil? (7)

14. Sweetheart is ice fan perhaps (6)

17. Resort has a quarter for a relative (5)

19. Charles beam (3)

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