Cryptic Cross­word

The Chronicle - - Puzzles & Stars -

ACROSS

1. Lay off the wine (4) 3. Ag­i­tated girl with un­usu­ally neat fig­ure (8) 8. Puts away in great style (4) 9. One way of say­ing one doesn’t like it (8) 11. Pro­gressed with amorous over­tures? (4,8) 13. Con­cern­ing bets on races (6) 14. Walk slowly along the street with a list (6) 17. One of the smoothest parts of the course (7,5) 20. Re­mained and gave 21. per­sonal Some­thing ser­vice fi­nal to (6,2) any buf­foon (4) 22. Threat­en­ing to read­just my ra­tion (8) 23. Bank of Scot­land (4)

DOWN

1. Ves­sels pi­lots take in the morn­ing (8) 2. Keep chang­ing dialect (7) 4. Al­ways come up about six to re­fresh (6) 5. It pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for ad­vanced the­atri­cal work (5,5) 6. A lead­ing pub­li­ca­tion? (5) 7. A mis­shapen nose ages (4) 10. Sim­ple way in which the af­flu­ent live (4,6) 12. Learnt by ar­range­ment in Malawi (8) 15. One pair moved out of doors (4-3) 16. Peo­ple enter for this sort of sport (6) 18. A join­ing of hands in mar­riage or work (5) 19. In ten­nis Wim­ble­don is one way to make progress (4)

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