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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 9:35 am
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Puzzles

January Two in One Crossword

Choose from the Cryptic Crossword or the Quick Crossword

Cryptic Puzzle

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Clues Across

1          Guides the saints around for ever (6)

7          Festival drink for Pygmalion’s love (7)

8          Reveal how Uncle begins to take over? (7)

9          A flower for the shepherd? (5)

10         Photographs sailors, in leading parts (4,5)

12         Note the bishop’s office (3)

13         Lies about a little bit of land (4)

15         They are added to sum up the last article (7)

17         The essence of trusting is truth (4)

19         It’s laid quite naturally (3)

21         They are responsible for many a storm in a teacup (9)

22         Postponement of French song (5)

23         Got stung? Annoyed, of course (7)

24         Go back and buy them another meal (7)

25         A Spanish gentleman is so good‑looking (6)

Clues Down

1          Packing with different fun gifts? (8)

2          Beats the former cavities (6)

3          The clergyman had a different side charged (7)

4          Thunderous applause (5)

5          Beastly places where engine cuts out (6)

6          Russian leader got German money by the sound of it (4)

7          10 have to face up to it (6,5)

11         Food sounds suitable (but not for vegetarians) (4)

13         Shakespearian character says ‘I’ll have a go’ (4)

14         Is so deep in stories (8)

16         Set indeed is appointed (7)

18         A lute’s used to welcome (6)

20         Fast‑eating sprite? (6)

21         Does key work (5)

22         Most unfair (4)

SOLUTIONS to January Cryptic Crossword

Quick Puzzle 105

Clues Across

1          Platform (6)

7          Tract of level land (7)

8          Front cutting tooth (7)

9          Rows (5)

10         Physical features of a region (9)

12         Worn scrap of cloth (3)

13         Oceans (4)

15         Row of houses (7)

17         Dislike (4)

19         Fowl (3)

21         Making obese (9)

22         Circular frame (5)

23         Rule in tyrannical way (7)

24         Force exerted by reduced air pressure (7)

25         Joins (6)

Clues Down

1          Self‑righteously moral (8)

2          Medical practitioner (6)

3          Sudden increase (7)

4          Over‑quick (5)

5          Go back (6)

6          Unnecessary worry (4)

7          Readiness (11)

11         Entrance (4)

13         Viewed (4)

14         Proposes (8)

16         Debase (7)

18         Ditch (6)

20         Most agreeable (6)

21         Aptitude (5)

22         Sagacious (4)

Solution to Quick Crossword

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