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Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

4. Per­se­cute re­porters at work (7)

8. 10 join the ser­vices (6)

9. Half a score who are clever can be main­tained (7)

10. 7 pay at­ten­tion (6)

11. Some of the group landed in

hilly coun­try (6)

12. Made a shrill sound and played first at cards (8)

18. There are no du­ties here and wine costs noth­ing (4,4) 20. Mis­sile in which there could be news (6)

21. Mother’s gone to bed, lucky thing! (6)

22. Jemmy used to get bird to

drink­ing place (7)

23. It’s for all to be flow­ery (6) 24. Aban­don out of re­gard for

some­body, per­haps (7)

DOWN

1. From which one could get a blow from a bull? (7)

2. Its lace is bro­ken; stretcher needed (7)

3. Agree to id­iot hav­ing 10 round (6)

5. Con­demn with­out hear­ing be­fore ex­pert (8)

6. Sign a treaty of friend­ship again, in­deed! (6)

7. 8 not talk­ing (6)

13. Foot­baller en­sures that so­cial­ists are re­turned (4,4) 14. 100 di­vided by 100, al­ter­na­tively 500 are agreed (7)

15. Ma­jes­tic in a coun­tri­fied way? (7)

16. Noth­ing stuck by two pints of pa­per size (6)

17. Funny men are de­pressed

in­side (6)

19. Make it pos­si­ble for 9 to be

topped (6)

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