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Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword

Thursday, 9 December 2021

We have 44 solutions for the Evening Standard Cryptic Crossword puzzle - published on Thursday, 9 December 2021.

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4. The flier possibly hurts his head! (6)

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7. He has a little place in the country, and a number of pounds for beer (8)

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8. Is out of town creating notions of perfection (6)

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10. Sort of horse one maybe hires? (5)

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13. Trifle with something sweet (4)

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14. It was less than fortunate in being caught (4)

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15. Dad goes on a ship with a free ticket (4)

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16. Officer in company with the head of police (3)

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17. Jack and Jill's vessel (4)

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19. A cat gets very little (4)

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21. Greenish illumination could be dramatic! (9)

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23. Smart guy with a counterfeit note (4)

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24. Having got away without paying? (4)

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26. Being a bit of a dog, is crooked (3)

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27. See a game at the weekend (4)

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29. The old king left for the turbulent USA (4)

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32. He may even sound somewhat unreliable! (4)

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33. Poetry from overseas (5)

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34. To prejudice Smollett, for instance (6)

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35. In position for the occasion (8)

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36. In which fast service can be advantageous (6)

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1. An arresting thing to say in a big way! (5)

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2. Clear line in drawing (5)

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3. You may pay it when you get on, of course (4)

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4. Groups causing a stir, strangely, about nothing (5)

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5. Swim round and round? (4)

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6. Elms do collapse, but not often (6)

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9. Amount that will suffice for a wise person (6)

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11. Typically affectionate letter from Hugh (3)

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12. The punishment I had was swift (5)

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13. Be taken in by a letter to all in favour (7)

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15. It's crusty yet soft, that is (3)

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16. In Scotland, it may suit the rest of the children (3)

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18. A lime squash for a girl (6)

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20. What have we here but a torn sheet? (5)

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21. Draw to the left with a bit of a tug (3)

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22. The quirky part will be somewhat annoying (3)

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23. Indicate what's badly done by half the team (6)

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25. Big-headed American coach (3)

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28. Locally fertile source of popular music? (5)

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30. Where gladiators fought for a warm-hearted woman (5)

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31. We take the French around town (5)

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32. Notable possessor of pride? (4)

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33. Refuse permission in suave tones (4)

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