Crossword 1

Belfast Telegraph - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES

Across

1. They are de­ter­mined by earthly rev­o­lu­tions (4)

3. Nurses go to sort out those in the theatre (8)

9. Our name could be used to charm (7)

10. It is re­turned by a fine artist as the crown­ing glory (5)

11. Made to go in­side (4,2,6) 13. About a coin of late ori­gin (6)

15. One who re­mains or keeps go­ing! (6)

17. Ad­vanced forms of the aris­toc­racy (5,7)

20. Shock­ingly in­flamed, I fear? (5)

21. A job with the French evan­ge­list (7)

22. A gift from the same peo­ple (8)

23. More than one tea con­tainer runs out! (4)

Down

1. Theatre em­ploy­ees qual­i­fied in first-aid? (8)

2. Long story about the start of the epic (5)

4. Lack­ing ma­tu­rity so could be punier (6)

5. Falls out as the sol­dier does when or­dered to fall in! (4,4,1,3) 6. Elo­quence in a place of wor­ship (7)

7. Blow one’s friends up (4) 8. Failed to profit from in­vest­ment and be­came bored (4,8) 12. They han­dle the af­fairs of priv­i­leged con­victs, we hear (8) 14. Head­ing leads to panic when mis­printed (7)

16. Con­coct a vol­ume that in­cludes this size of pa­per (6) 18. Stringed in­stru­ment for which the pitch is raised first (5)

19. Mea­sure an en­closed area (4)

QUICK CLUES

Across

1. At­ten­dant (4)

3. Gone (8)

9. In­sult (7)

10. Junc­tion (5)

11. In­de­pen­dent (12)

13. Disc (6)

15. Ac­cu­mu­late (6)

17. Re­frac­tory (12)

20. Bore­dom (5)

21. Pro­longed short­age (7) 22. Make-be­lieve (8)

23. Dropped (4)

Down

1. Dais (8)

2. Blun­der (5) 4. En­snare (6) 5. Judgement (12) 6. Slim­mer (7) 7. Obli­ga­tion (4) 8. Tory (12)

12. _On the wagon’ (8) 14. Pu­rify (7)

16. Sour (6)

18. Quar­rel (5)

19. Cry (4)

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