Cryp­tic Cross­word

Cape Argus - - LIFE -

ACROSS

7 Ex­ist towards the front ear­lier (6) 8 Fat about to turn in pantry (6) 9 Com­edy mars D-Day prepa­ra­tion (4,4) 10 Se­cure backspace (4) 11 Noth­ing on limb but build­ing bricks (4) 12 A horse tak­ing leader to drink (8) 14 Queasy, I’d turned by the wharf (8) 16 Plucky quails? (4) 18 Pitch in­di­ca­tor key in French (4) 20 Fruit filled with suc­cess­ful form of car­bon (8) 22 Strange per­son wide or bizarre (6) 23 Com­plete sec­tion of doc­u­ment I re­ported (6)

DOWN

1 Keep fol­low­ing live act (6) 2 Tale of woe up­set boss – a right one! (3,5) 3 Stingy and close by! (4) 4 Friend cook­ing yam in dish (8) 5 Up­mar­ket pub­lic ve­hi­cle (4) 6 Sea­side town – the last one? (6) 12 Mar­ket town has a crooner put on (8) 13 Urge and we swal­low pop­u­lar omelette in­gre­di­ent (3,5) 15 More re­volt­ing gruel I pre­pared (6) 17 Rum tea pre­pared for adult (6) 19 Shoot sack (4) 21 Ex­perts at cards? (4)

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