Crossword

 

Cryptic Clues
 
Across
1. Rock music at heart lets you fly (5)
5. Animal personnel are missing from chart (3)
7. High class dinner starts late (5)
8. Love the present state – from a place of safety (5)
9. Try this concoction when you’re dry (7)
10. Absurd line sons can take when presented with hogwash (11)
13. Fruit is a must, as and when it’s served up (7)
15. Are you our ale provider? We hear you’re from the country (5)
16. Victory omen may be proven wrong due to malice (5)
17. Will identify an object as specific if stolen from a thief (3)
18. Puts up sheds and takes a nap (5)
 
Down
1. Quickly reveal weapon to ruler (6)
2. No thought required to unravel Tintin’s vice (11)
3. Some disgust at wind (4)
4. Insects concealed in rising resort (6)
5. Quick learning needed in hit-and-run (5,6)
6. Told to bind the legs together of dwarf (4)
11. The queen and I dance with a zonkey, or some such creature (6)
12. Lazy exercise (6)
13. Has a tuxedo and diamonds (4)
14. Family symbol used in Arabic manuscript (4)
 
 
Answers
 
Across
1. Swing, 5. Cat, 7. Upper, 8. Oasis, 9. Thirsty, 10. Nonsensical, 13. Satsuma, 15. Rural, 16. Venom, 17. The, 18. Sleep,
 
Down
1. Shogun, 2. Instinctive, 3. Gust, 4. Aphids, 5. Crash course, 6. Tiny, 11. Equine, 12. Lollop, 13. Suit, 14. Arms,