DOU­BLE CROSS­WORD

Evening Times - - PUZZLES -

CRYPTIC CLUES Across

1. Look for skele­tons in the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal cup­board? (3,2,3,4) 7. Start for ex­am­ple in rub­bish con­tainer (5) 8. Where a clumsy stroke may send the golf ball? (5) 9. Loose ar­ti­cle amongst sixty (3) 10. Bird fed on pro­hib­ited con­coc­tion (9) 11. Like tall, fair Scan­di­na­vians in com­plex­ion or dic­tion (6) 12. Wrong cir­cle for min­is­ter (6) 15. Rule a tiny imag­i­nary state (9) 17. Place for driver taken by pas­sen­ger, per­haps (3) 18. Nat­u­ral abil­i­ties de­vel­oped in feet among Amer­i­can sol­diers (5) 19. Bits held back by bit of leather (5) 21. Not a spe­cific award for for­mer Amer­i­can leader (7,5)

Down

1. In which lit­er­a­ture might be thought to be life­less? (4,8) 2. Dog hav­ing to go with­out noth­ing af­ter up­ris­ing? (3) 3. A loss for the coun­try need­ing food (6) 4. Po­lit­i­cal group takes in one and all? Not com­pletely (9) 5. Whole­some noise (5) 6. In which min­is­ters in Bei­jing show off their porce­lain? (5,7) 7. Dog per­form­ing in the ring? (5) 10. Cafe rises to ragout (9) 13. Sum­marise what was said about award to player (5) 14. Seat is used for af­ter­noon nap (6) 16. In dan­ger if leader has gun (5) 20. In which let­ting rip is only to be ex­pected? (3)

QUICK CLUES

Across

1. Es­pe­cially (12) 7. Rein (5) 8. Curse (5) 9. French coin (3) 10. Pro­pri­etory (9) 11. Flag (6) 12. Spite (6) 15. De­stroy (9) 17. Em­ploy (3) 18. Prickle (5) 19. Bat­tle (5) 21. Neg­li­gence (12)

Down

1. Cred­i­bil­ity (12) 2. Anger (3) 3. Cruel (6) 4. Guar­an­tee (9) 5. Blood­sucker (5) 6. Ridicu­lous (12) 7. Milk ves­sel (5) 10. Com­pli­ance (9) 13. Steed (5) 14. Con­fuse (6) 16. Share (5) 20. Fuel (3)

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