CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Coventry Telegraph - - PUZZLES & STARS -

ACROSS

4. 8. The Foot­ballers, noth­ing per­for­mance com­po­si­tion for the one (7) mu­si­cal by lacks 9. Per­formed one! (6) an an­tic that’s un­der­de­vel­oped (7) 10. Eq­ui­table sta­tus for one in po­lit­i­cal per­sua­sion (6) 11. A meet­ing-place that’s tree-lined (6) 12. Not a man on the main­land I de­fame (8) 18. See 3 Down 20. In an afterthought a friend causes con­ster­na­tion (6) 21. His life is one long grind (6) 22. The main fish for hunt­ing aquatic crea­tures (7) 23. No rash up­set for the girl (6) 24. Pot­ter’s un­rea­son­able ob­jec­tion (7)

DOWN

1. The French hope­less­ness cou­ple (7) of the 2. Run­ning a tem­per­a­ture cause ir­ri­ta­tion af­ter the sec­ond month (7) 3 & 18Ac. Made to wait by the hang­man? (4,2,8) 5. Draw us to change away from the cen­tre (8) 6. Move easily out of a trance (6) 7. Rushes for the pri­mate (6) 13. Doesn’t agree with climb­downs, we hear (8) 14. They use rod and line right in the cor­ners (7) 15. Putting up with a cer­tain ap­pear­ance (7) 16. One who is en­ti­tled, we hear, to come be­fore the pub­lic (6) 17. Mate hired out some­thing to sleep on (6) 19. To make a vow will pro­duce a dis­tress­ing state (6)

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