Manawatu Standard

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1. Antelope like a goat is after meat in company (7)

5. Didn’t like death to be so complicate­d (5)

8. It is right in a flute arrangemen­t to be so sorrowing (7)

9. Sources of illuminati­on of fifty electrical measures (5)

10. Needy: vital to change after a loss, it would appear (9)

12. Solicitors usually expect leaders to prosecute at law (3)

13. Political party given the green light at the river (5)

17. There’s a bird at the end of the room one cooks in (3)

19. They insist fussily on about fifty gummed labels (9)

21. Something growing one will massage after a plea for silence (5)

22. Mind about the rubbish receptacle getting fired (7)

24. Part of play viewed, one is told (5)

25. Outsiders right at the head of the fish-eating mammals (7)

DOWN

1. Tailor’s man may be propelled by oars (6)

2. Alphabetic extremes in a Chinese dynasty – incredible! (7)

3. He’s clumsy, having removed the top of the bread (3)

4. Quietly inserted in the knifecut there’s a cream bun (5)

5. Prickly stuff, wine, grown in the garden (9)

6. Removes wildness as met, perhaps (5)

7. Put powder on: took powder off? (6)

11. Blue case perhaps involving ten that can be understood (9)

14. Manufactur­e of crepe is included, to be exact (7)

15. Aspiring doctor’s paper (he’s involved in a sit-up situation) (6)

16. Rate a she-fool? (6)

18. Norwegian beak right in the middle of it (5)

20. At home to no end of a remedy one will become liable for (5)

23. The trouble with wood Durer otherwise managed to contain (3)

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Across: 1. Rapid 4. Servant 8. Truce 9. Recline 10. Rug

11. Diversion 12. More 13. Scut 18. Terminate 20. Toe 21. Holdall

22. Miami 23. Sisters 24. Theme

Down: 1. Return matches 2. Plunger 3. Dreads 4. Strive 5. Recurs

6. Alibi 7. Toeing the line 14. Citrate 15. Visage 16. Faults

17. Permit 19. Rolls

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