Bangor Mail

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1. Find fault in a fishy way (4) 8. Being fickle, take a very short time about study (10) 9. An appendage, indeed, but not general (8)

10. The others take their ease (4)

12. Threads half result following lie (6)

14. Show evidence heartlessl­y (6) 15. Inexperien­ced as many will acknowledg­e (6) 17. Convincing little man that he should join company (6) 18. Inclinatio­n to be crooked (4) 19. What one uses to look at a spectacle (8) 21. Sentence presumably follows firm belief (10) 22. Not a forward team (4)

DOWN

2. Pursuing idol seen when one has averted one’s eyes (10)

3. A drink made up in Italy (4) 4. Musical balance in practice? (6) 5. Nervous, naturally enough in precarious position (2,4) 6. Jumpy beginning? (8) 7. In haste, tell the printer to let it stand (4)

11. Not the first worker not be be new (6-4)

13. About four give an account to kinsman (8)

16. To twist girl is about right (6) 17. Minister goes round circle (6)

18. Member of 22, perhaps, has returned (4)

20. Taverns at the poles, perhaps (4)

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