Cross­word 2

Belfast Telegraph - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES

Across

1. Not a spe­cific al­lowance for Amer­i­can com­man­der (7,5) 7. At an ad­vanced hour 10 pro­duce un­treated rub­ber (5) 8. Re­act to pro­vide food (5) 9. A long time in the RAF (3) 10. Ex­tremes, as pointed out (9) 11. Lim­ited some of the staff in it, ev­i­dently (6) 12. Re­make a burnt ori­en­tal head-dress (6) 15. Not the oath taken in court! (9) 17. Unity among hon­est peo­ple (3) 18. Op­pose mon­grel (5) 19. Also the in­com­plete fang (5) 21. Not a se­ri­ous plot it would seem (7-5)

Down

1. Se­ri­ous crime where re­ceiver of stolen goods is buried (5,7) 2. De­cay up the hill (3) 3. The slack­ness of 10 among lay­men (6) 4. Ca­reer put in dis­or­der by seizure of es­capee (9) 5. Ob­served Ed­ward was miss­ing (5) 6. Barred disc? (6,6) 7. Get to know Shake­spearean king never ever went astray (5) 10. Unaf­fect­edly with­out aes­thetic sense? (9) 13. There’s noth­ing in the pair of them be­ing in a cu­bi­cle (5) 14. Points to new part of an en­gine (6) 16. 50 at the front of the ship search for prey (5) 20. At a dis­tance from the wheel of for­tune (3)

QUICK CLUES

Across

1. Swelling (12) 7. Ex­hausted (5) 8. Hap­pen again (5) 9. Unity (3) 10. Stupid (9) 11. Ma­lign (6) 12. Epis­tle (6) 15. Re­mem­ber (9) 17. Pinch (3) 18. Prickle (5) 19. La­conic (5) 21. Break (12)

Down

1. Out­weigh (12) 2. Util­ity (3) 3. Range (6) 4. Pact (9) 5. Hoard (5) 6. Recipe (12) 7. Ledge (5) 10. Like­ness (9) 13. Taut (5) 14. Joker (6) 16. Sovereignty (5) 20. Tear (3)

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