Double Crossword

editorial image
0
Have your say

Today . . .

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Remember to pay another visit (6)

4. Animal sank teeth in after bar put back (6)

9. Put friend into desired state on certain terms (13)

10. Not quite rich, like Goliath or a Cyclops (3-4)

11. Austere back part (5)

12. A noted climb (5)

14. Girl uses my letters (5)

18. 14’s convenient change of head (5)

19. Nine set out in a vehement way (7)

21. It gets the news into the papers (8,5)

22. Having a persistent tail? (6)

23. Its bars are certainly not for the sale of drink! (6)

Down

1. Calculate this conker will break (6)

2. Study climbing down and being gracious to inferiors (13)

3. Non-clerical people from Italy (5)

5. Is a name for loss of memory (7)

6. They take steps to provide dramatic entertainment (6-7)

7. Tedious, but having a go (6)

8. A language of South India (5)

13. Unpunctual about even baby’s outfit (7)

15. Gave promising signs of being fashioned (6)

16. The name of a naiad (5)

17. More off, perhaps for the teacher to teach (6)

20. Hesitation to reach the summit shown by drunkard (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Tremble (6)

4. Stirred (6)

9. Taking for oneself (13)

10. Serious (7)

11. Indecorous (5)

12. Amusing (5)

14. Kinds (5)

18. Automaton (5)

19. Red (7)

21. Uncomfortableness (13)

22. Threefold (6)

23. Ship (6)

Down

1. Trill (6)

2. Always calm (13)

3. Eat away (5)

5. Rhetoric (7)

6. Inefficiency (13)

7. Proportion (6)

8. Pen (5)

13. Inherent (7)

15. Clergyman (6)

16. Fragment (5)

17. Implant (6)

20. Edition (5)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Simple-minded; 7 Put on; 8 Rails; 9 Tie; 10 Rectangle; 11 Notary; 12 Tirade; 15 Pack train; 17 Lea; 18 Stole; 19 Tubby; 21 Perturbation.

Down: 1 Starting-post; 2 Let; 3 Menace; 4 Narration; 5 Eying; 6 Asseveration; 7 Pleat; 10 Rare treat; 13 Allay; 14 Pastor; 16 Close; 20 Boa.

QUICK

Across: 1 Disputatious; 7 Sweet; 8 Train; 9 Awe; 10 Intercede; 11 Umpire; 12 Repair; 15 Gelignite; 17 Gap; 18 Small; 19 Imbue; 21 Reprehension.

Down: 1 Dramaturgist; 2 Use; 3 Astute; 4 Interfere; 5 Usage; 6 Interruption; 7 Sleep; 10 Irregular; 13 Argue; 14 Finish; 16 Leave; 20 Ban.