Speedy cross­word

No. 1,210

The Observer - - Weather -

Across

7 His­panic word for a wadi or canyon (6) 8 French Mediter­ranean port and naval base (6) 9 TV genre: a prod­uct found in bars? (4)

10/11 Items listed on a restau­rant bill, tra­di­tion­ally at the foot (5,3,7)

13 Hid­ing place: squir­rel away (5) 15 Dis­agree­ably dom­i­neer­ing (5)

17/20 Be­ing very suc­cess­ful or help­ful (7,2,6) 21 Be­come friend­lier; loosen or warm up (4) 23 Idiosyn­crasy: de­fect (6)

24 UK seat of learn­ing (6)

Down

1 Cog­ito, ---- sum (4)

2 Kind of room or suit for a young child (6) 3 Tease (3,4)

4 Area of a sta­dium where peo­ple sit, mis­lead­ingly (5)

5 Brown with a yellow or red tinge (6) 6 Du­bi­ous ac­tiv­i­ties (6-2)

12 Ex­press con­tempt for; ridicule (4-4) 14 Fa­cial pho­to­graph of a sus­pect taken by po­lice (3,4)

16 Flick­er­ing light as­so­ci­ated with dis­cos (6) 18 In­form; de­clare (6)

19 Brown earth con­tain­ing fer­ric ox­ide, par­tic­u­larly (5) 22 Well-ven­ti­lated (4)

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