The Scottish Mail on Sunday

BARE BONES

- Earl Hines

Across

5 Stock spec­u­la­tor has no prob­lem with one amount of gold 7 Hus­band and wife have time for some po­etry 9 Ar­range in over­lap­ping po­si­tions for sur­prise 11 Va­ri­ety of veins or an­other va­ri­ety 12 Sadly, emer­ald isn’t de­signed to move ef­fi­ciently 15 Re­lief from hav­ing Scot­tish river flow­ing back­wards 17 Hot and damp with­out right cur­rent 19 Seek out, with hes­i­ta­tion, a row of houses 20 Re­tire to cook with new earth­en­ware dish

Down

1 Set tri­fle, re­mov­ing noth­ing but a stiff paste 2 Church takes gold to heart 3 Love to run, a bit like a mouse 4 Re­port­edly at­tacked some­one guilty of a crime 6 Eas­ily moved by time and dis­tance (Two words) 8 Cler­gy­man has toes treated at the back 10 Earl man­aged to get mar­ried in field 11 Vic­tory tale turned out to be do­mes­tic 13 Crawler gets credit note and a record 14 Pass out, be­ing barely dis­cernible 16 For­merly found in dun­geon cell 18 Do as you’re told and hon­our your leader

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