Twin­plex

Irish Independent - - Brain Teaser -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Put a pol­ish on bare skin (4)

3 Adopt a po­si­tion for the most sat­is­fac­tory jour­ney (8)

8 The mid­dle name of Ge­orge Richards (4) 9 To cause a break in friend­ship when gents are dis­turbed (8)

11 A trip out of town! (7,5)

13 One of a pair of blink­ers (6)

14 A suc­cess­ful one will pro­duce the happy medium (6) 17 The bands­man is, in pro­vid­ing mu­sic (12) 20A cooler heat­ing ap­pa­ra­tus! (8) 21 The way one walks to make an en­trance, one hears (4) 22Un­rea­son­ably con­trary, by way of po­etry (8)

23Given pay­ment to do

the cater­ing (4)

DOWN

1 White­washed? (8)

2 This may well be the re­sult if a rule is bro­ken (7) 4 At­tempts to pro­duce lit­er­ary ar­ti­cles (6) 5 Pre­sented an ul­ti­ma­tum to at­tend here - or else! (10) 6 In the trans­la­tion I con­strued a Greek di­alect (5) 7 Un­ruf­fled end to a po­etic day (4) 10 De­scrib­ing a per­for­mance which is barely en­ter­tain­ing (10)

12 The apart­ment men­tioned in the doc­u­ment needs blow­ing up! (8)

15 Can put up the price for fer­tiliser (7) 16 In any case they have a try­ing time (6) 18 Hor­ri­ble drain there’s noth­ing lower than that (5) 19 A small amount of rain to fall (4)

SIM­PLE CLUES ACROSS

1 Soft leather (4) 3 Span (8)

8 Man’s name (4) 9 Alien­ate (8)

11 Hoe­down (7,5) 13 Eye­ball cover (6) 14 Spir­i­tu­al­ists’

meet­ing (6)

17 Help­ful (12) 20Heater (8)

21 Man­ner of

walk­ing (4) 22Ob­sti­nate (8) 23Fuel (4)

DOWN

1 Whitened (8)

2 Dis­as­ter (7)

4 Com­po­si­tions (6) 5 Men­aced (10)

6 Or­der of

ar­chi­tec­ture (5) 7 Level (4)

10 Erotic dance (10) 12 Col­lapsed (8)

15 Fer­til­izer (7)

16 Panel

mem­bers (6)

18 Low­est point (5) 19 Glob­ule (4)

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