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Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 11:29 pm
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Puzzles

December 2 in 1 Crossword

Choose from the Cryptic Crossword or the Quick Crossword.

Cryptic Crossword
Clues Across
1 Tells by means of fashionable documents (7)
5 Confers underwear (5)
8 Let it stand as a sort of test (4)
9 Relax and do come in. How suggestive! (8)
10 Herr Doktor should be able to diagnose this complaint (6,7)
13 Time’s up. Come out (4)
14 Forbidden poet? (4)
17 1 am to consider skilful points. Quite incalculable (13)
19 Is a metal cup a Spanish ruler? (8)
20 With which to see the flag? (4)
21 Groups who sang out after the end of the drinking (5)
22 Pave the way to waking the snake stop (7)

Clues Down
2 Catch her being behind (6)
3 It’s best to work it up, Mother (7)
4 Strangely animated about a letter – simply pickled, in fact (9)
5 Shakesperian character on the fiddle (5)
6 Very thick-skinned, she goes fifty-fifty with the Editor (7)
7 Please speak about misfits (7)
11 Disconcert me coming back to hinder a right fool (9)
12 Character can squeeze round it (7)
13 Account for being no longer obvious (7)
15 Irritate the out-of-work bishop with this nonsense (7)
16 It’s pardonable when mercenary takes one in (6)
18 Proverbially they must when Satan is at the wheel (5)

SOLUTION
Quick Puzzle
Clues Across
1 Indistinctly pronounced (7)
5 Frolics (5)
8 Correct (4)
Unaccompanied song (8)
10 Inward-looking (13)
13 Italian wine (4)
14 Besides (4)
17 Sin (13)
19 Undeviating (8)
20 Smooth out (4)
21 Recapitulate (3,2)
22 Settler (7)

Clues Down
2 Cargo (6)
3 Answers (7)
4 Trapping (9)
5 Meant to be sung (5)
6 Syncopated music (7)
7 Able to pay debts (7)
11 Essential (9)
12 Bears witness (7)
13 Word arrangement (7)
15 Meeting period (7)
16 Gloomy (6)
18 Allow too little (5)

SOLUTION

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