19 December 2019

Crossword by Boffles

No.228

Across

    7  2dn in common parlance (6)

    8  Leaders who keep you straight? (6)

    9  Kiss sounds like public transport (4)

  10  Protection from disease or prosecution (8)

  11  Heavenly keyholder (2,5)

  13  Infamous king of Judaea (5)

  15  Married to German men (5)

  17  Dispenses drinks and, traditionally, sympathy (7)

  20  Holy Family’s home town (8)

  21  Fruit popular at 2dn (4)

  22  Becomes a saint when abbreviated (6)

  23  Greatly enjoy, for example, salsa (6)

 

Down

    1  Author who made up lost time? (6)

    2  Short version of festive season (4)

    3  Tree in demand for 2dn (7)

    4  Unattractive female rear (5)

    5  Its victor won himself a palace (8)

    6  Where to find Santa (6)

  12  You can be by life as well as teachers (8)

  14  Swimmers and their togs (7)

  16  Responds in or out of the lab (6)

  18  Used to find out how bright you are (2,4)

  19  ‘How wonderful is ………, ……….. and his brother Sleep!’ Shelley (5)

  21  Old style unemployment benefit (4)

 

 

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