CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Hinckley Times - - WHAT'S ON -

Pie. 21 Madam; 19 Strain; 17 The­o­rem; 15 Con­tender; 12 Pen­e­trat­ing; 8 medium; Happy 7 Sham­bling; 6 Lark­ing; 5 Dewlap; 4 Ogles; 3 End; 2 Down: num­ber. Prime 22 Pen; 21 Un­der­hand; 20 Might; 19 Deep­est; 18 Uglier; 16 Minute; 14 Ami­able; 13 Picks; 11 case;Lower- 10 Aid; 9 class;Sec­ond- 1 Across:

ACROSS

1. Not the first form to be not very good (6-5) 9. Help first-rate dun­der­head (3) 10. Small let­ters not ac­cept­able in a higher court? (5-4) 11. Chooses im­ple­ments for ex­ca­vat­ing (5) 13. Be­fore noon, one clever enough to be worth lov­ing (7) 14. Ob­vi­ously a small amount of time (6) 16. Worse than the duck­ling who turned out well (6) 18. Steeped as far down as one can go (7) 19. It may sound very small, but there’s power there! (5) 20. Sub­or­di­nate to worker, be­ing sly (9) 21. Con­fine­ment for the writer (3) 22. 2 or 3 for ex­am­ple of­fer­ing a first-class anaes­thetic? (5,6)

DOWN

2. The pur­pose of hav­ing bro­ken-down ve­hi­cles (3) 3. Gives amorous looks as learner goes about (5) 4. Rise, friend, and marry and get a loose dou­ble chin! (6) 5. Bird hav­ing a frolic? (7) 6. Limbs hang loosely when walk­ing awk­wardly (9) 7. Suc­cess­ful trance pre­sum­ably pro­duces one – it does avoid ex­tremes (5,6) 8. The sort of ef­fect a sharp tone of voice has, per­haps (11) 12. Com­peti­tor will study of­fer (9) 15. Take me up on other changes: it is to be proved (7) 17. Fil­ter needs con­sid­er­able ef­fort (6) 19. Mother is twice a lady (5) 21. Mixed type of dish (3)

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