CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Taranaki Daily News - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

7. How can lot be great fun if it can’t be put out of mind? (13)

8. Give one false ex­pec­ta­tions of star long­ing for a change (6,5)

12. Mean wound given by last fly (6)

14. Be­ing so mod­est might make me rude (6)

16. Get­ting into vest­ments may bring noth­ing about (6)

18. Ini­tial scent may linger on such a night (6)

19. In a last-ditch way Pe­ter de­lays it (11)

23. There are no ifs to such sur­ren­der (13)

DOWN

1. Need­lessly hur­ry­ing, hav­ing them in one’s pants (4)

2. Num­ber taken in hand by a coach (4)

3. The in­stru­men­tal­ity of a re­cruit­ment busi­ness (6)

4. Leave one help­less along the shore (6)

5. It has al­most half the ring (of sanc­tity) (4)

6. A men­tion on air for a spark­ing de­vice (4)

9. Fin­ger-cover rigged by sleight-of-hand (7)

10. Is not fight­ing, hav­ing gears dis­en­gaged (7)

11. Say one didn’t turn up in Tyne de­lib­er­ately (4)

12. Is an­gry, hav­ing an ul­cer (4)

13. Mother’s ruin may be a trap (3)

15. Con­sume af­ter­noon meal head-to-tail (3)

17. Want­ing a lot of guts to be a glut­ton (6)

18. Some­what crazy fe­line put in a pen for pigs (6)

19. Mainly eat and end up swal­low­ing one (4)

20. Et cetera and, shortly, this (4)

21. Love god to be upset by Rose (4)

22. How long it takes a rye to cir­cu­late (4)

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