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Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword

Friday, 10 December 2021

We have 46 solutions for the Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword puzzle - published on Friday, 10 December 2021.

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9. I mete out sentence at just the right moment (9)

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10. No hunter in any way, but a fugitive (8)

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12. The former, who should have been here by now? (4)

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13. Go out to get some more bread (6)

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14. Having no pressing needs (7)

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15. Nefarious activities carried out at night? (9)

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17. Trapped while having a rest between rounds (9)

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18. Catch, then lets slip, which is irritating (7)

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20. Get back, for instance, into the water (6)

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21. Split when the vehicle overturns (4)

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24. A note of whimsy? (8)

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26. It's obvious I must get myself some extra money (8)

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28. At the river, fish and swim (4)

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29. How one went off down the ramp? (6)

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31. The figure in the poster is slim (7)

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34. Again the armed aircraft is protecting the ship (9)

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36. Is it something between a gust and a blast? (9)

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38. She later didn't have a place in which to hide (7)

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39. My love, that fifty per cent cut will create a shortage (6)

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40. Run on the spot! (4)

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41. Is not organised by the people one speaks of (8)

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42. Beating, I learn, egg into the drink (9)

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1. Given all the facts and acted as locum for (8)

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2. It won't stop you reading it! (6)

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3. Thoroughly apathetic - straight up! (8)

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4. A note to the girl who's falling down on the job (6)

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5. In case, having the bloke call on (8)

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6. And, as the tide's about to turn, clear the way for (10)

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7. Slim, not up to it, depended upon others (7)

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8. On the trip to it, be faster than (6)

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11. Terrible nit the girl is - really! (7)

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16. Returning one day behind schedule, explain at length (6)

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19. Enveloping, again, the figure (5)

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20. With "Don't you believe it!" go off (3)

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22. Intended to help me in (5)

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23. Not those, in short, travelling round the East (6)

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25. Why the little blighter is shivering in church? (10)

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26. Not even rum? (3)

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27. Claim of the journalists covering it (7)

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30. Taking part in the procession is simply heaven! (8)

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31. Yelling to mum on an excursion (8)

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32. Saved by, you think, by the grass surround (8)

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33. Shake the stone it is hiding inside (7)

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35. One repeated the time (6)

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36. Somebody one's looking after for a fee (6)

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37. And I wandered in ahead for a takeaway (6)

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