DOU­BLE CROSSWORD

Evening Times - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES Across

1. Not op­er­at­ing when de­mobbed (3,2,7)

7. Raced around a tree (5)

8. Sign on a lib­eral artist (5)

9. Ac­tor can be cured (3)

10. Give a hand to set­tle a bargain (4,1,4) 11. En­gi­neers with a dif­fer­ent tale to tell (6) 12. The bird nib­bled at a lit­tle piece of food (6) 15. Car I fetch may start to burn (5,4)

17. A meadow in Mo­bile, Alabama? (3)

18. Call love to see the Bea­tle (5)

19. Per­mis­sion to go (5)

21. Bul­ly­ing sports­man? (6,6)

Down

1. Where the nee­dle slips can­not be re­ported (3,3,6)

2. Craze for a loud com­mer­cial (3)

3. I have found the Greeks have a word for it (6)

4. Pop­u­larise and de­base (9)

5. Sort of TV flex (5)

6. Dance teacher mak­ing star­let am­ble around? (6,6) 7. One an­i­mal ar­rived with fifty more (5)

10. A list of games for strik­ers? (9)

13. Sounds like a ringer for the girl (5)

14. Lose and kill on the mo­tor­way (6)

16. Dance with beat and vigour (5)

20. Suf­fer due to beer, say (3)

QUICK CLUES

Across

1. Con­fuse (12)

7. Rich man (5)

8. Com­pare (5)

9. Muf­fle (3)

10. Dura­bil­ity (9)

11. Re­spect (6)

12. Na­tional song (6)

15. Van­ity (9)

17. Wicked (3)

18. An­i­mate (5)

19. Try (5)

21. Re­gard­less (12)

Down

1. Un­pleas­ant (12)

2. Abrade (3)

3. In­cor­po­rate (6)

4. Pa­tience (9)

5. Ac­cepted (5)

6. Mid­dling (12)

7. Dark­ness (5)

10. Ap­pear­ance (9)

13. Pas­time (5)

14. Pitch tents (6)

16. Wa­ter­way (5)

20. Bag (3)

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