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Crosswords
3 February, 2010  
Crossword (without a cross word)

Justinian introduces a crossword puzzle specifically designed for lawyers – partly cryptic, partly not … It’s composed by Stephen Clarke, who this month took out The Times of London’s clue setting challenge … Download and give the old brain a stretch


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Across clues are cryptic. Down clues are plain.

Across

9 Counsel’s first approach concerning protected status (9)
10 Back up initially called for by person of this faith (5)
11 Title to property, or rents, needs to be revised (7)
13 Quentin Bryce accepts fabrication of Nine’s about medicinal plant (7)
14 Able to keep control in Africa, perhaps (9)
15 Gun one stashed in big mug (5)
16 Delegates playing with badges? (7)
19 Writer of kinky book put in van, driven around (7)
22 Had to be confessed (5)
24 Online magazine quite popular with Scotsman (9)
26 Vivid picture made of gold placed at end of desk (7)
27 Mother gets old, given compensation (7)
30 Long stories that can be read either way? (5)
31 Denial by crook: international fixture not a fair fight (2,7)

Down

1 Payment; a customary tax (4)
2 Allege in a pleading in a court action; declare to be true (4)
3 Instructions (8)
4 Chase; in Scots law, to prosecute (6)
5 He wrote The Ipcress File (8)
6 Trousers of twilled cotton (6)
7 Unthinking style of responding (4,4)
8 Russian writer, author of Fathers And Sons (8)
12 Woodwinds (5)
16 Write off wasting assets (8)
17 One means of flood protection (8)
18 Stays for a while (8)
20 Delivery of goods in trust (8)
21 Legally mature (2,3)
23 Formal, or fancy (6)
25 Beguile (6)
28 Delight (4)
29 Deliberates (4)

Answers and explanations can be found HERE