DOU­BLE CROSSWORD

Evening Times - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES Across

6. Meat cooked in ovens (7) 7. Earth’s core (5) 9. There’s one in new devel­op­ment in Ital­ian city (5) 10. The first breach? (7)

12. Where apartheid could have got Com­mu­nist sup­port? (5,6)

14. They may re­sult from snap de­ci­sions (11)

18. Sat­is­fied with the sub­ject-mat­ter (7)

19. Made an at­tempt, but was thor­oughly tested (5)

21. Nim­ble re­turn partly be­cause of ten­sile lig­a­ments (5)

22. Clear it for mu­si­cal per­for­mance (7)

Down

1. Kind of ex­cep­tional abil­ity one is lack­ing in (5)

2. Some­what splen­did con­clu­sion? (6)

3. Male rel­a­tive found read­ing a son­net (3) 4. In which love means noth­ing (6)

5. Craft in fren­zied move­ment (7)

8. Fight and beat like an an­cient Greek (7)

11. Tem­po­rary plat­form for putting on shows (7)

13. Fin­ished though con­nected (7)

15. Story about ab­stainer is idle talk (6)

16. Drug is one swal­lowed by bird (6)

17. Write to a learner by way of pun­ish­ment (5)

20. Catch what re­mains af­ter all de­duc­tions (3)

QUICK CLUES Across

6. Over­come (7)

7. In­let (5)

9. Noise­less (5)

10. Te­dious (7)

12. For­tune-teller (11)

14. Bit­ter (11)

18. Poster (7)

19. Cry (5)

21. Mer­ri­ment (5)

22. Frighten (7)

Down

1. Sham (5)

2. Shrill cry (6)

3. Gen­der (3)

4. Hor­ri­fy­ing (6)

5. Rel­e­vant (7)

8. Pre­dom­i­nate (7)

11. Prej­u­dice (7)

13. Hail (7)

15. Urge (6)

16. Safe (6)

17. Drink (5)

20. Marry (3)

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