Cryp­tic cross­word

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ACROSS

1. They meet the needs of strik­ers (11)

9. Coach­man? (7)

10. It’s time the score should in­di­cate it (5)

11 & 19Dn. Tackle the job, as wrestlers strive to do (3,2,5)

12. Feel­ing the cold – a south­ern win­ter in France needed (7)

13. If care is taken a con­veyance can be pro­duced (6)

15. Artist’s room where the boss is seen be­fore ten (6)

18. Per­spi­cac­ity in one sense (7)

20. De­scrib­ing a di­a­mond that’s not re­duced in price (5)

22. A bit of re­search in­di­cates it’s a means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion in Asia (5)

23. Time-server in bet­ter or­der (7)

24. Per­forms capri­ciously! (4,3,4)

DOWN

2. A role de­tached from oth­ers (5)

3. Geo­graph­i­cal line for a hun­dred on trip (7)

4. Kind of board used by the builder and the teacher (6)

5. Ves­sel used in a bucket chain (5)

6. Didn’t stay put – drove me mad! (7)

7. This may make one too ner­vous to go on (5,6)

8. A quar­tet of ad­ver­tise­ments for beds (4-7)

14. Shock­ingly end­less in­crease in poi­son (7)

16. What’s the ex­cur­sion­ist do­ing get­ting in­volved in a gun riot? (7)

17. A stab­bing pain pro­duced by a nee­dle (6)

19. See 11 Across

21. It in­di­cates a break in con­ti­nu­ity for the but­ter­fly (5)

SATUR­DAY’S SO­LU­TIONS

Across: 1 Horn­pipe; 5 Kris; 9 Stop; 10 En­dan­ger; 11 Gifts; 12 One-step; 13 Shock­ing state; 18 Artistry; 19 Pent; 20 Pro­ceed; 21 Scant; 22 Nero; 23 Rest­less.

Down: 2 Os­trich; 3 Ne­potic; 4 Pon­toon bridge; 6 Re­gatta; 7 Scru­ple; 8 Ca­ress; 13 Sharpen; 14 Out­door; 15 Kis­met; 16 Top­i­cal; 17 Ten­ants.

14/01/2019

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