Double Crossword

editorial image
0
Have your say

Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) yesterday’s solutions.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. There’s nothing persistent in this scent (5)

8. Distribute information for the press (4-3)

9. Disorderly crooner in court (7)

10. Enter the office uninvited (5)

12. Solemnly declare as almost cut-rate (10)

15. Improve his disposition with an opposite result (10)

18. A bit on the side? (5)

19. Don’t agree it could be dangerous (4,3)

21. He’s at liberty to be a privileged citizen (7)

22. One may go to the theatre to see it some time after work (5)

Down

1. Harmony in a musical instrument (10)

2. Show regret it’s not of first quality (5)

3. Press a curtain material (4)

4. Expense of electrical supply (6)

5. They help those wishing to take cover (8)

6. Turns up in chilly surroundings yet well received (7)

11. Now it’s gift time (7,3)

13. Make minute economies? (4,4)

14. Clothes appear wrong when put on a number (7)

16. Clarify matters (6)

17. Out-moded description of St Peters, for example (5)

20. Nothing much around to plunder (4)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Throng (5)

8. Valour (7)

9. Indecent (7)

10. Afterwards (5)

12. Beside oneself (10)

15. Gatecrasher (10)

18. Lift (5)

19. Doorkeeper (7)

21. Jumbled (7)

22. Youngster (5)

Down

1. Achieve (10)

2. Damp (5)

3. Brink (4)

4. Away (6)

5. Mitigate (8)

6. Dizziness (7)

11. Backward (10)

13. Nettle (8)

14. Impassive (7)

16. Thing (6)

17. Dye (5)

20. Pleasant (4)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Astronaut; 8 Nor; 9 Dispiriting; 11 Perfect; 12 Viola; 13 Cheers; 15 Asthma; 17 Soles; 18 Advance; 20 Main courses; 22 Imp; 23 Estate car.

Down: 2 Ski; 3 Olive; 4 Aviate; 5 Thieves; 6 In good hands; 7 Propagate; 10 Street lamps; 11 Packs it in; 14 Respite; 16 Lancet; 19 Vault; 21 Era.

QUICK

Across: 1 Programme; 8 Alb; 9 Celebration; 11 Regular; 12 Offer; 13 Insect; 15 Rescue; 17 Tiara; 18 Consult; 20 Impertinent; 22 Ego; 23 Redressed.

Down: 2 Rue; 3 Rebel; 4 Meagre; 5 Episode; 6 Manufacture; 7 Absorbent; 10 Legislation; 11 Roistered; 14 Clapper; 16 Scared; 19 Noise; 21 Nee.