DOU­BLE CROSS­WORD

Evening Times - - PUZZLES -

CRYP­TIC CLUES Across

4. Such a place is dis­tinc­tive (7)

8. Join up 10, 20 or 21 some­how (6)

9. Those who serve be­hind bars lack it (7)

10. Give an ear to 8, 20 or 21 per­haps? (6)

11. Crash re­sults from mis­chievous child’s deed (6)

12. Played first at cards and made a shrill noise (8)

18. There are no du­ties here and wine costs noth­ing! (4,4)

20. Not speak­ing about 8, 10 or 21 (6)

21. Dec­o­ra­tion or­dered from 8, 10 or 20 (6)

22. Al­low room to ad­vance (4,3)

23. Eat about four? Heav­enly! (6)

24. Aban­don out of re­gard, per­haps (7)

Down

1. How the bull gets the fire burn­ing? (7)

2. Cat lies in trou­ble: stretcher needed (7)

3. The rise of a per­fume (6)

5. Drip gore into break­fast dish (8)

6. Syco­phants pro­duce a feel­ing of re­pug­nance (6)

7. About 100 make amends im­me­di­ately (2,4)

13. So­cial­ists re­turned – de­fender needed (4,4)

14. Row back to ves­sel for ser­vice (7)

15. Last out, went first – used de­lay­ing tac­tics (7)

16. Shrew makes 5 let air out and de­part (6)

17. A niche for a hol­i­day? (6)

19. Old priest gives team right to sov­er­eign rem­edy (6)

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