CRYPTIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7558

Hastings Leader - - News -

Down Down ACROSS

1. Ap­pear to be pa­tient! (5,8). 8. Got go­ing again when the build­ing worker re­turned (5). 9. First, I break a nail get­ting it in (7). 10. Fa­ther’s ad­dress (6). 11. Broad­casts span­ning fifty years dis­con­tin­u­ously (6). 12. Rick will cheat you (5). 14. Tighten up the guard (5). 18. Ate as deer do, chew­ing (6). 20. Pack­aged, as a pre­cau­tion (2,4).

23. There’s no way out of it: I’ve be­come out­moded (7).

24. Go one bet­ter with an open-air party (5). 25. Re­mem­ber, only oth­ers be­have badly (6,7).

DOWN

1. The front, by the street, has trees (6). 2. Badly riled by the layabout (5). 3. It’s no sin to let thoughts stray (7). 4. One gentle­man up­set her (4). 5. It may be be­side a pen in your pocket (5). 6. State me to be up­set and cross (7). 7. Ex­cite­ment cre­ated by the wets? (6). 13. A lie told by the beater? (7). 15. Cheat and the cheated for­give (7). 16. Hav­ing a re­place­ment does make one feel bet­ter (6). 17. Make a hit with, as you dis­em­bark (3,3). 19. Fol­low the girl to the bot­tom of the gar­den (5). 21. Are back­ing it in for him (5). 22. A duck that no longer flies (4).

CRYPTIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7557 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 1,B-rig-ands. 6, El-ms. 8, Undo (anag). 9, Mat­tress (anag). 10, Pen-(man)ny. 11, For-bad. 13, Bridg-e. 15, E-n-sign. 17, St-rove. 19, Minds. 22, Farewell. 23, Ac-r-e. 24, Stun (rev). 25, Tr-ansf-er.

- 2, Range. 3, Gr-o-aned. 4, Na-me. 5, Sets free. 6, (t)Er­ror. 7, Mus-tan-g. 12, Tene-men-t 14, Re-tract. 16, Spir-Al’s. 18, O-cea-n. 20, Dirge. 21, E-lla (rev).

QUICK PUZ­ZLE NO. 7557 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 1, Mar­quess. 6, Arch. 8, Tuba. 9, Stal­lion. 10, Heath. 11, Rot­ten. 13, Osprey. 15, Co­gnac. 17, Fab­ric. 19, Unite. 22, Vir­ginia. 23, Rule. 24, Plod. 25, Head­land.

- 2, Amuse. 3, Quar­ter. 4, Ease. 5, Sham­rock. 6, Al­lot. 7, Cholera. 12, Hy­acinth. 14, Spaniel. 16, Gen­eral. 18, Rigid. 20, Talon. 21, Saga.

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