Brain Gym Crossword


 

Cryptic Clues
 
Across
1. Tree grows in sand, it’s rumoured (5)
4. Lead furniture (5)
7. Time is central to therapy (3)
8. Hold up at the counter (5)
9. Loose building blocks surround bar (3,2)
10. Contend that puzzles are drawn-out (5,6)
13. Banishment of ancient ritual (11)
17. Start to question ill-gotten gains (5)
18. Perversely ailed by perfection (5)
19. Won game despite getting the wrong kind of goal (3)
20. Show restraint about hot river (5)
21. Gather anonymously in secluded valley (5)
 
Down
1. Primitive, early language (5)
2. Time to muse (5)
3. One will look away to gorge (5,6)
4. Voluntary interruption while talking (4,7)
5. Correct table talk (5)
6. Race to abandon Britain to machines (5)
11. The French depart to relax with a Latin ruler (3)
12. Performers act with you in the middle (3)
13. Member’s hearts are left by the fire (5)
14. Riches for the wrong voter (5)
15. Anger at opponents of peaceful woman? (5)
16. Fabric only worked with a bridge player (5)
 
 
Answers
 
Across
1. Beech, 4. Chair, 7. Era, 8. Stall, 9. Let go, 10. Cross swords, 13. Extradition, 17. Booty, 18. Ideal, 19. Own, 20. Rhein, 21. Glean,
 
Down
1. Basic, 2. Erato, 3. Hells Canyon, 4. Call waiting, 5. Alter, 6. Roots, 11. Rex, 12. Duo, 13. Ember, 14. Trove, 15. Irene, 16. Nylon,