Sunderland Echo

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CRYPTIC CLUES: Across

The food is beautiful, we hear (4)

Result of having no holiday in Lent? (4,4)

9. A hundred to reckon with

in the story (7)

10. Frequently decimal? (5) 11. Homely furniture for

birds? (4,2,6)

1.

3.

Has the scabbard (6)

Male to make the tea? Language! (6)

Gain from trip could be difference between cost and selling price (6,6) 20. Exclusive clique in the

literary world (5)

21. Weird – a quantity with just you and I in it? (7) 13. 15.

17. 22. Number to include in

statuette (8)

23. Prop will remain (4)

Down

1. Absence of hills in the salt

fens (8)

2. Makes the boulders

wobble? (5)

4. Statue is cunning in

execution (6)

5. Malcontent puts Russian money into uncertain market (7-5)

6. Last longer than clothing for

the open air? (7)

7. Sort of considerat­e (4) 8. Throw into confusion by changing into neutral? (3,3,2,4)

12. Any wrens where long-necked

birds are kept? (8)

14. Making a mistake about a

personal adornment (7)

16. Want ad to appear first thing

in the morning (2,4)

18. Apparition initially grips

crowd (5)

19. Fade out when hard of

hearing (4)

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