TWO-WAY TEASER

YOU (South Africa) - - PUZZLES -

Two sets of clues but the an­swers are the same

CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Mar­ried woman up­sets few hold­ing one (4) 3 Very hot and suit­able for to­day around river (8) 9 They’re not im­por­tant as sweets (7) 10 Pipes from a point in baths (5) 11 Course for man­ag­ing part of record (7,5) 13 Sup­pose this is what preg­nant women do! (6) 15 English set me off in high re­gard (6) 17 Base for dirty char­ac­ter be­long­ing to crim­i­nals (3,2,7) 20 He has gin cock­tail to sound like a horse (5) 21 Boil has burst to end (7) 22 Hanger-on in trooper’s place? (8) 23 It’s han­dled and left in pieces (4)

DOWN

1 Hope­fully you won’t sink into slum­ber here! (5,3) 2 Pre­tend some­thing in safe ig­no­rance (5) 4 Re­gard­ing omen, give up your job! (6) 5 Ac­tor proves it with tune spe­cially com­posed (5,7) 6 Small com­part­ment for young lion with bad lice (7) 7 Be­come slow in time and get de­feated (4) 8 Sim­ple ear but not uni­form (5,7) 12 Break record ap­pear­ing in the charts (5,3) 14 PM’s prime or­gan­i­sa­tion to put around the Queen (7) 16 Nar­row pas­sage but with­out bends, we hear (6) 18 Spokesman for ring in cor­rup­tion (5) 19 Cut that’s a bar­gain (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Man’s part­ner (4) 3 Hot and hu­mid (8) 9 Friv­o­lous acts (7) 10 Pipes (5) 11 Course for ath­let­ics (7,5) 13 An­tic­i­pate (6) 15 Good opin­ion (6) 17 Base for crim­i­nals (3,2,7) 20 Cry of horse (5) 21 Do away with (7) 22 An­i­mal that lives on an­other (8) 23 Mat­ted fab­ric (4)

DOWN

1 Wob­bly place to sleep (5,3) 2 Pre­tend (5) 4 To give up one’s job (6) 5 Ac­tor and racon­teur (5,7) 6 Chang­ing com­part­ment (7) 7 Mis­lay (4) 8 Garb worn by un­der­cover po­lice­man (5,7) 12 Record that’s a big suc­cess (5,3) 14 Prime Min­is­ter (7) 16 Nar­row chan­nel of wa­ter (6) 18 To put into words (5) 19 Cut with scis­sors (4)

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