Quirky quickie

Sunday Herald Life - - Crosswords Etc -

ACROSS

1 Fo­cus your at­ten­tion (11) 8 Sport­ing tro­phy (3) 9 Rower’s pole (3) 11 Ever­last­ing (7)

12 Fe­male gan­der (5) 13 An­i­mal’s lair (3)

14 Per­mit, al­low (3) 15 Be­come a sailor (2,2,3) 17 Un­cooked (3)

19 Small bunch of flow­ers (4) 21 Or­gans of sight (4) 23 Ex­ploited (4)

25 Large brass in­stru­ment (4) 27 Fe­male rab­bit or deer (3) 29 Fe­line breed with­out a tail (4,3) 31 Naughty sprite (3)

34 Paid sportsper­son (3) 36 Light brown (5)

37 Is­sue of a pub­li­ca­tion (7) 38 Fish some­times jel­lied (3) 39 Hand over money (3) 40 Al­co­hol ab­stainer (11)

DOWN

1 Dainty and at­trac­tive (4) 2 Op­po­site of ‘closed’ (4) 3 Give sym­pa­thy to (7)

4 Half ___, wrestling hold (6) 5 Scoundrel, ras­cal (5)

6 DIY im­ple­ment (4)

7 Make less painful (4) 8 Large fra­grant ever­green (5) 10 Have an­other go (5) 16 An­i­mal very like a hu­man (3) 18 Spi­der’s trap (3) 20 Strange (3)

22 Trop­i­cal root veg­etable (3) 24 Cocker ___, dog (7) 25 Fed­er­a­tion of peo­ple (5) 26 Scope, range (6) 28 Ex­tremely hard dark wood (5) 30 Se­cret ___, spy (5) 32 Come into con­tact with (4) 33 Heap, mound (4) 34 Smoker’s equip­ment (4) 35 Lion’s sound (4)

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