DOU­BLE CROSS­WORD

The Scarborough News - - NATURE NOTES -

Cryp­tic Clues:

Across

6. A dour dis­po­si­tion is, to us, hard to bear (7)

7. A shade of cau­tion (5) 9. Stupid quadruped (3) 10. Sup­plies in­for­ma­tion for close friends (9) 12. Imag­i­nary con­vert to Chris­tian­ity (4-7)

15. Most im­por­tant mix­ture of mod­ern paint (11) 17. Have a look at some im­pres­sive mat­ter be­fore go­ing to sleep (4,2,3) 19. The time in which the race was run (3)

21. Warms up for the open­ing races (5)

22. Al­ter­ations in the bell­ringer’s pro­gramme (7)

Down

1. Cheeky, though lack­ing ex­pe­ri­ence (5) 2. It may be trained to kill (3)

3. Go, but not straight ahead (4)

4. In a hurry to make me paint it (9)

5. Save up a

pound (7)

8. Pigs can’t fly, but one pig might! (6)

11. He stands, wish­ing to sit (9)

13. Some­thing valu­able from cop­per mines (6)

14. Plant for a

syco­phant (7) 16. In a small way you’ll find me pre­pared to fight (5)

18. A nymph in the

cho­rus (4)

20. An­i­mal found in grow­ing num­bers (3)

Quick Clues:

Across 6. Self-im­por­tant (7) 7. Vacil­late (5)

9. Jewel (3)

10. Distributed (9) 12. In­so­bri­ety (11) 15. Rash (11)

17. Aware (9)

19. Pig­pen (3)

21. Lure (5)

22. Poster (7)

Down

1. Lid (5)

2. Copy (3)

3. Cer­tain (4)

4. Fa­ther­hood (9) 5. Set free (7)

8. Sound­less (6) 11. Ex­act­ness (9) 13. Servi­ette (6) 14. Bent (7)

16. Stock (5)

18. Un­sightly (4) 20. Per­form (3)

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