DOU­BLE CROSSWORD

Evening Times - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES Across

3. An error con­cern­ing vi­sion (9)

8. Ex­ist to de­stroy evil (4) 9. Com­pany leav­ing de­scrib­ing rac­ing con­di­tions (4,5)

10. French man (6)

11. Men from Salem? (5)

14. 50-50 chance of get­ting seven out (5)

15. Trick when ow­ing about a penny (4)

16. Pos­si­bly the heart of the planet (5)

18. Con­cludes they’re goals (4)

20. More than enough for a politi­cian in the drink (5)

21. Pos­si­bly cricket-wear (5)

24. Re­lieved of the trou­ble of paint­ing town red (6)

25. The state of the union (9)

26. In­tend to be cruel (4)

27. No am­a­teur to do of­fice work for model (9)

Down

1. Made a mis­take about rude blend (9) 2. Busi­ness ex­penses are above bosses (9)

4. Ar­ro­gant and use­less (4)

5. Odd grad­u­ate’s dance (5)

6. Did evening work? (6)

7. As a clue it may be thin (4)

9. Not true fleas, per­haps (5)

11. De­serve to solve 22 (5)

12. Drink beer with a fan (9)

13. Pro­tect the worker in the dock? (9)

17. Con­tent to be a dwarf (5)

19. Short ghost? (6)

22. Send some more mit­tens (5)

23. Just light (4)

24. Game of get­ting pots back? (4)

QUICK CLUES Across

3. Toy (9)

8. Com­mon sense (4)

9. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive (9)

10. Show (6)

11. Wash (5)

14. String (5)

15. Breed (4)

16. In­jury (5)

18. Bot­tle (4)

20. Row­ing crew (5)

21. Lock (5)

24. Open­ing move (6)

25. Find (9)

26. Pool (4)

27. Cru­elty (9)

Down

1. Ha­rangue (9)

2. Lo­cal (9)

4. Bound (4)

5. Bump­kin (5)

6. Cav­alry man (6)

7. Close (4)

9. Pro­pel­ler (5)

11. Di­van (5)

12. Per­son nearby (9)

13. Thank­ful­ness (9)

17. Post­pone (5)

19. Knife (6)

22. Po­lite (5)

23. Jetty (4)

24. Sand (4)

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