Weekend crossword - 09/02/13

This week’s puzzle...

Across

6. Shade of red (7)

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7. Of a town (5)

9. Burial place (5)

10. Alien (7)

12. Fortune-teller (11)

14. Soppy (11)

18. Female singer (7)

19. Fleeting (5)

21. Hold-up (5)

22. Overdue (7)

Down

1. Contempt (5)

2. Journey (6)

3. Wager (3)

4. Avid (6)

5. Pipe insulation (7)

8. Nunnery (7)

11. Fantastic notion (7)

13. Relegated (7)

15. Fibre (6)

16. Overseas (6)

17. At no time (5)

20. Writing implement (3)

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Fantastic; 8 Bee; 9 Defenceless; 11 Burgled; 12 Rural; 13 Church; 15 Inmate; 17 Again; 18 Opacity; 20 Encumbrance; 22 Eel; 23 Leniently.

Down: 2 Axe; 3 Annul; 4 Treads; 5 Chevron; 6 Observation; 7 Jewellery; 10 Fortunately; 11 Buccaneer; 14 Cynical; 16 Common; 19 Agree; 21 Col.