CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

West Lothian Courier - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

3. A dead­lock is no longer novel, my friend (9) 8. Rig­or­ous de­scrip­tion of cal­cif­er­ous wa­ter (4) 9. The chief rule of ac­tion, we hear (9) 10. Amuse Diana Green (6) 11. Pas­sion will make the for­est of­fi­cer lose his head (5) 14. For which rea­son it is in­side the wil­low (5) 15. This will pro­duce a sound com­ment at­tached to the text (4) 16. South­ern in­stru­ment too high in pitch (5) 18. A small num­ber near the Span­ish fes­ti­val (4) 20. On the look­out for a dan­ger warn­ing (5) 21. We hear brawls cause provo­ca­tion (5) 24. Porter wear­ing fewer clothes round the East (6) 25. One who ap­pears in the dock loaded! (9) 26. In case a piece of real es­tate is re­quired (4) 27. Pa­cific char­ac­ters may be do­ing this (9)

DOWN

1. Closely fol­low­ing what the ex­hibitor is do­ing about the ad­ver­tise­ment (9) 2. The sol­dier with some hes­i­ta­tion be­comes a pi­rat­i­cal ad­ven­turer (9) 4. It’s wrong to be in­structed, one hears (4) 5. Ma­te­rial right to re­tain possession round the north (5) 6. She needs help when sur­rounded by males (6) 7. Shal­low ves­sel used while wait­ing (4) 9. Per­forms re­li­giously at your ser­vice, ini­tially (5) 11. Fa­ther is in a spot quite quickly (5) 12. See re­sort trans­formed by flow­er­ing stan­dards (4,5) 13. Speed of de­par­ture? (5,4) 17. He ben­e­fits when things are set­tled (5) 19. This will pro­vide ven­ti­la­tion for the art gallery (6) 22. Shows par­tial­ity for sport­ing com­bi­na­tions (5) 23. Don’t con­tinue work at the end of the street (4) 24. Grain prod­uct, but the end of the trade­mark is miss­ing (4)

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