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Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword

Friday, 8 October 2021

We have 44 solutions for the Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword puzzle - published on Friday, 8 October 2021.

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9. It's humiliating to be ordered to alight (8)

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10. The sun fish is tailless (3)

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11. Pull a number backwards and forwards (6)

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12. She's knocking drink back at "The Galloping Nag" (6)

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13. He's coming down - for the day! (7)

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14. Nonsense! It's almost too quiet! (4)

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15. A slight shake of the head in it will reveal something (10)

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17. Pretend to be in front? How could you! (8)

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18. Means to get the daughter into tennis-playing (7)

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19. Bringing the guns back, he hopes to make a quick profit (4)

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21. I met the crooked Denis in prison (6)

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24. Acknowledging one was wrong to have taken the seat? (17)

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27. Concealed inside, the bird did damage (6)

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29. It would be prudent to read the letters aloud (4)

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30. Cocktail ingredients (7)

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33. Making speed from the stronghold (8)

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35. Only second-hand goods, but we're used to that (10)

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36. The front and the base (4)

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37. Cold, in a Gallic sort of way (7)

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38. It takes an hour one way - truly (6)

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40. It's sheer nonsense taking time off (6)

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41. I say! Look! (3)

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42. Don't notice that you can see from above (8)

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1. Find out how many employees there are and how they're voting (10)

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2. Said it's an irritation the vet can treat it (4)

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3. Added up to, when one had carried the whole lot inside (8)

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4. Acting the part of the Western traveller? (7)

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5. Feminine lingerie - for the junior miss (11)

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6. Not many between three and six (10)

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7. Twig it's not your own hair (6)

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8. Supposed to have been overbold (8)

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10. Hours at work that go very quickly (5)

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16. The reactionary I'd heard about (7)

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20. Signs of parasites (5)

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22. Environment in which one's working as a hairdresser (7)

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23. How you got both rattled quickly? (11)

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25. You're soon going to get fed up hearing it (10)

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26. The blue area on the weather map? (10)

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28. Can I run into trouble working? (8)

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31. Increase, breaking the hinge (8)

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32. Isn't prepared to invest the lot, anyhow, in an English export (7)

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34. To begin with, mother has to provide food (6)

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35. It would be simple to put one in the hub (5)

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39. Backing, put a pound on for her (4)

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