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Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

We have 42 solutions for the Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword puzzle - published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

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1. Sustain attempts to avoid relegation (6)

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7. When I get beaten hollow with a club, it's not on purpose (8)

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8. The West Indies have ways to get victories (4)

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10. On paper, does it give you an allowance? (6)

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11. Something said about a blemish (6)

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14. It can easily get out of hand (3)

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16. In a way, she's like a sultana (5)

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17. It's tough outside! (4)

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19. Such English is thus written by an educated person (5)

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21. Brown looks awfully good in something green (5)

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22. The man run out (5)

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23. The wheel is of hard wood! (4)

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26. Poles are capable of catching you! (5)

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28. Charge gunners a lot! (3)

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29. Where, in Ireland, anybody can have a try (6)

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30. In the RAF, most of them can't fly (6)

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31. Thus, on half days, one gets a drink (4)

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32. See a chap angle for a water creature (8)

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33. One strongly drawn to the Union cause? (6)

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1. One is unconscious of being of consuming interest (6)

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2. Prepared to be demure with a boy (6)

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3. Father's the titular head no longer (4)

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4. Place of exile, yes, for a Soviet head of secret police (7)

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5. Started with a bang, perhaps, out East (5)

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6. An edition of Keats? You bet! (5)

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8. Lawrence's bird? (4)

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9. There's nothing in backing a novice (3)

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12. Master chef, initially, a Scot (3)

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13. For coppers to stagger around is a repulsive thing to do! (5)

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15. Can one give thanks by burning it? (5)

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18. Mockery is hard on a youth leader (5)

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19. To be starting trouble is a chancy thing (3)

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20. His pupils wouldn't miss him (3)

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21. Said goodbye to a person understood to be bad (7)

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22. Favouring a job in public relations (3)

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23. Get tough! (6)

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24. She takes me back to mum (4)

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25. Threaten people with a 'fine' (6)

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26. Be loyal to one's staff? (5)

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27. Territories that remain Anglo-Saxon (5)

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28. Cypriot city, in short? (3)

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30. Pallid, but able to take a shot? (4)

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