Cryp­tic Cross­word

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ACROSS

5 Note to make me Eve’s rib! (9) 8 Sa­cred phrase for minute bone cav­i­ties (6) 9 Nearly on the loose in wood again (6) 10 Mother takes first no­ble male (3) 11 Ap­pre­hen­sive about Catholic bat­tle call (3,3) 13 Ro­dent iso­lated with ini­tially an ail­ment (6) 15 Daugh­ter never wan­dered in this boot (6) 18 Un­usu­ally big car part (6) 20 Mr Grant’s noisy clam­our (3)

21 Whether re­turn­ing to a small com­pany is a to­tal fail­ure (6) 22 En­ergy con­verter breaks down Mon­day (6) 23 Del­i­cate fab­ric val­ued, then torn (9)

DOWN

1 Gone off for a month in charge (6) 2 Mar­i­tal crime with im­por­tant woman (6) 3 Mys­ter­ies of sweep with a tail­less horse (6) 4 Drove round and round, go too far (6) 6 Av­er­age doc­tor gets round a first-aider (9) 7 Map lines join­ing is­land with mother’s place (9) 12 Grass found in dry en­vi­ron­ment (3) 14 Firearm cocked at an­i­mal (3) 16 Alas, save re­tir­ing worker (6) 17 Greek is­land has streets, we hear (6) 18 Up­roar blamed, wrongly (6) 19 Tip in sea when re­paired (6)

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