CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

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Across

1. Put a pole out to sup­ply peo­ple (8) 7. Over­large – out­size – bee turns to it (5) 8. Frank­ness is able to swin­dle your half (7)

9. Bowler's stint ex­pected: it's late (7) 10. Get cargo in if young­ster has noth­ing to hold (4)

12. Foot gets it to work, be­ing alerted to change (7)

14. Moved rook and king as all the play­ers were first (7)

17. Crazy to make a re­turn which will be a knock­out (4)

18. Very pop­u­lar chil­dren’s game, English clas­sic (7)

21. Greed for wealth via care, per­haps (7) 22. Spread in the US man­aged by the church (5)

23. Dress to a dif­fer­ent lay­out, in­clud­ing var­i­ous types (8)

Down

1. Trou­ble­some child may choose the French (6)

2. Hang­ing or­na­ments an au­thor might stand for (8)

3. One's ap­pear­ance after fifty has noth­ing to sanc­tion (4)

4. To stick in it is more than one can bear (6)

5. Big West­min­sterite, Demo­crat leader, will not be rigid (4)

6. Harsh turn verse takes round end of rhyme (6)

7. Those who bat first for corkscrews (7) 11. Let dog go, Leah: sun is out! (7)

13. The lo­cal­ity where I'd turned up was harsh (8)

14. Puts some­thing over play­ers in the field (6)

15. Sees pic­tures of me as doc­tor, per­haps (6) 16. Mean to be at home to be con­ducive (6) 19. There isn't any Ja­panese drama one loses head for (4)

20. Ring of sanc­tity for Prince Henry came to noth­ing (4)

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