Double Crossword

Today’s grid.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 27th November 2012, 12:00 pm

Cryptic puzzle

Across

7. Well-known bather’s shout (6)

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8. Feel in form, like a cat (6)

10. The head cleaner (7)

11. The kind that turns green (5)

12. Charge a number for animal fodder (4)

13. Speeds that go up every year (5)

17. Expresses regret for glue that’s weak, we hear (5)

18. Entrance for spectators (4)

22. One may slip and fall into it (5)

23. Control may rest in the wrong position (7)

24. Diffident in two ways (6)

25. Left one with a Shakespearean part (6)

Down

1. Mounts, perhaps, and starts on a journey (4,3)

2. Small cask for fresh water - or sea water? (7)

3. Misses jumps (5)

4. Worked to rule? (7)

5. Soldier and worker combine in a big way (5)

6. Up or down it is neither (5)

9. Out to make one uneasy? (3,2,4)

14. Take a side turning, perhaps (7)

15. Money making gifts (7)

16. It’s often faced with resolution (3,4)

19. Appears to understand the manuscript (5)

20. A hundred are insolent and coarse (5)

21. Point to organist’s control in bar (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

7. Jail (6)

8. Orb (6)

10. Offender (7)

11. Vagrant (5)

12. Related (4)

13. Rash (5)

17. Foolish (5)

18. Manufacture (4)

22. Stir up (5)

23. Paltry (7)

24. Strip (6)

25. Fault (6)

Down

1. Particular (7)

2. Knave (7)

3. Plank (5)

4. Work (7)

5. Cloth (5)

6. Cut (5)

9. Specify (9)

14. Varied (7)

15. Sailor (7)

16. Full (7)

19. Wife (5)

20. Arc (5)

21. Mature (5)

Monday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Paste; 4 Plumber; 8 Elation; 9 Butts; 10 Step; 11 Immodest; 13 Dash; 14 Lean; 16 Escalate; 17 Lute; 20 Exist; 21 Electra; 22 Freedom; 23 Delft.

Down: 1 Please oneself; 2 Scale; 3 Evil; 4 Panama; 5 Unbroken; 6 Bittern; 7 Rise to the bait; 12 Isolated; 13 Decline; 15 Stream; 18 Until; 19 Head.

QUICK

Across: 1 Union; 4 Confess; 8 Despair; 9 Plump; 10 Reel; 11 Canister; 13 Chew; 14 Glad; 16 Nautical; 17 Taxi; 20 Idiot; 21 Unusual; 22 Genteel; 23 Enemy.

Down: 1 Understanding; 2 Issue; 3 Near; 4 Corral; 5 Nuptials; 6 Equated; 7 Superficially; 12 Belittle; 13 Caution; 15 Manual; 18 Amuse; 19 Sure.