IPEd

by Mark Taylor

Cryptic crossword No.8

ACROSS

8. CHO won’t let you go out — tread the room, say, instead (4-2-4, 5)

9. Where can’t you go under 8A? With first lockdown, leave crap hotel confused (3, 4, 3, 5)

10. Near neighbour lodged in terrace house (4)

11. Sounds like your Aunty Vera’s confused about unknowns — she won’t have the jab! (4-6)

13. Institution features, in a facade, mythological elements (6)

15. With nimbleness, US soldier visits Italy on manoeuvres (7)

18. Main squeeze — not the first old flame to quote for extra passion? (10)

20. Work area alternately selected for vegetables (4)

22. Auditors aren’t happy with SAP Version One I’d modified (7, 8)

25. Awful Tarantino sequel: first script dropped; an hour added. For all of our sakes, keep in From Dusk Till Dusk! (5, 10)

DOWN

1. Right-leaning character in charge after first inclining towards a liberal (6)

2. Put a stop to Kevin — first boy she’d mixed up (8)

3. Pen second letter on eyesore (4)

4. Cat following little birds, gives you the sh*ts! (7)  

5. It’s nothing more than a pond (4)

6. Over wordy, in favour of smart blows at hearing (6)

7. Coaches on first train — the Trunk for Darjeeling, say (3, 4)

11. Blend is more Jagger’s sound? (5)  

12. Five Go North, after University English? It was fashionable at the time (5) 

14. Old fool stashing five “personal” papers, one ignoring 8A, say (8)

16. Family (Traditional Owner) headed up by ladies. Check it out! (4, 4) 

17. First, catch an Uber or van (interstate) back up to camp (7)

19. Jacket joint (6)

21. Manages to keep in arguments (4-3)

23. Queen found in South American marketplaces (4)

24. In-patient, skip admission to get tablet (4)

ANSWERS