Portsmouth News crossword answers: Here are the solutions for the daily puzzles on The News

From ‘Deleterious’ to ‘Stops the rot’ – here are the answers you've been looking for.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 10:16 am
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These are the answers to The News’ puzzles published between Sunday, June 13, and Sunday, June 20.

Cryptic

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

Across: 1 Crab; 3 Bandages; 9 Admired; 10 Large; 11 Medicine ball; 13 Number; 15 Cruder; 17 Premeditated; 20 Idiot; 21 Lookout; 22 Sunshade; 23 Peer.Down: 1 Charming; 2 Armed; 4 Ardent; 5 Deliberation; 6 Garbled; 7 Shed; 8 Cricket match; 12 Creditor; 14 Martian; 16 Addled; 18 Trope; 19 Miss.

MONDAY, JUNE 14

Across: 1 Ideal; 4 Sparrow; 8 Observe; 9 Frill; 10 Ally; 11 Argument; 13 Lair; 14 Unit; 16 Nightcap; 17 Stag; 20 Alter; 21 Hairnet; 22 Directs; 23 Go off.Down: 1 Isolation ward; 2 Easel; 3 Lard; 4 Sherry; 5 Affluent; 6 Raiment; 7 Well thought of; 12 Historic; 13 Lighter; 15 Lashes; 18 Tango; 19 Ring.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15

Across: 7 Lupins 8 Napped; 10 Drop off; 11 Range; 12 Rank; 13 Lehar; 17 Grasp; 18 Nero; 22 Equip; 23 Violets; 24 Sparse; 25 Immure.Down: 1 Gliders; 2 Appoint 3 Snook; 4 Fairway; 5 Spans; 6 Adder; 9 Offensive; 14 Propose; 15 Revenue; 16 Coaster; 19 Lease 20 Susan; 21 Norma.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

Across: 1 Asparagus; 8 Nun; 9 Endangering; 11 Dealers; 12 Knows; 13 Aboard; 15 Archer; 17 Hides; 18 Trained; 20 Under the sea; 22 Oar; 23 Dress suit.Down: 2 Sin; 3 Range; 4 Grease; 5 Sticker; 6 In good hands; 7 Uninsured; 10 Do a good turn; 11 Death blow; 14 Resided; 16 Starve; 19 Athos; 21 Eli.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17

Across: 7 Ruins; 8 Chaired; 9 Exhaust; 10 Cheap; 12 Nightmares; 15 House agent; 18 Sugar; 19 Fillips; 21 Sea lane; 22 Angle.Down: 1 Free fights; 2 Right; 3 Esau; 4 Scotch; 5 Watchman; 6 Arrears; 11 Past master; 13 Ice cream; 14 Burglar; 16 Gifted; 17 Lingo; 20 Loaf.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

Across: 1 Char; 8 On the spree; 9 Spotless; 10 Nips; 12 Unused; 14 Sermon; 15 Impart; 17 Posted; 18 Adam; 19 Roulette; 21 Rain gauges; 22 Task.Down: 2 Hopping mad; 3 Root; 4 Attend; 5 Lenses; 6 Open arms; 7 Less; 11 Properties; 13 Swarming; 16 Tartar; 17 Plunge; 18 Acre; 20 East.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

Across: 7 Artist’s studio; 8 Apple-pie; 9 Lynx; 10 Presto; 12 Impost; 14 Caught; 16 Kimono; 18 Amps; 20 Evictors; 22 Capital levies.Down: 1 Prepare a; 2 Rifles; 3 Step; 4 Asterisk; 5 Pull up; 6 Mien; 11 On the gas; 13 Sundries; 15 Gossip; 17 Motive; 19 Meal; 21 Idle.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20

Across: 1 Still waters; 9 Aye; 10 Ostracise; 11 Kicks; 13 Inspect; 14 Owners; 16 Strain; 18 Recants; 19 Arena; 20 Noiseless; 21 Tea; 22 Stops the rot.Down: 2 Tie; 3 Loots; 4 With it; 5 Transit; 6 Reiterate; 7 Back to front; 8 Getting away; 12 Conscript; 15 Run deep; 17 Assent; 19 Aisle; 21 Too.

Quick

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

Across: 1 Cape; 3 Motherly; 9 Pageant; 10 Appal; 11 Construction; 13 Tenure; 15 Coffer; 17 Instrumental; 20 Igloo; 21 Surfeit; 22 Respects; 23 Less.Down: 1 Capacity; 2 Pagan; 4 Output; 5 Heart-to-heart; 6 Reproof; 7 Yell; 8 Masterstroke; 12 Prelates; 14 Nonplus; 16 Outset; 18 Theme; 19 Tier.

MONDAY, JUNE 14

Across: 1 First; 4 Warship; 8 Run down; 9 Layer; 10 Keen; 11 Location; 13 Room; 14 Flee; 16 Lovesick; 17 Left; 20 Donor; 21 Elastic; 22 Element; 23 Royal.Down: 1 Foreknowledge; 2 Range; 3 Tool; 4 Window; 5 Reliable; 6 Haywire; 7 Parenthetical; 12 Conserve; 13 Revenue; 15 Accept; 18 Entry; 19 Pair.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15

Across: 7 Proper; 8 Hither; 10 Evasive; 11 Large; 12 Solo; 13 Quake; 17 Lucid; 18 Hurt; 22 Brave; 23 Upbraid; 24 Dispel; 25 Assign.Down: 1 Appease; 2 Totally; 3 Remit; 4 Dislike; 5 Short; 6 Grief; 9 Penurious; 14 Quieten; 15 Lunatic; 16 Student; 19 Abide; 20 False; 21 Abuse.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

Across: 1 Courtship; 8 Nib; 9 Incongruous; 11 Replete; 12 Tenor; 13 Thirst; 15 Advice; 17 Leave; 18 Florist; 20 Irksomeness; 22 Tun; 23 Entranced.Down: 2 Own; 3 Tinge; 4 Harden; 5 Plotted; 6 Insensitive; 7 Abhorrent; 10 Captivating; 11 Retaliate; 14 Speckle; 16 Effort; 19 Opera; 21 Sue.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17

Across: 7 Nurse; 8 Pensive; 9 Intense; 10 Usurp; 12 Astrologer; 15 Turbulence; 18 Lying; 19 Complex; 21 Dresser; 22 Rebut.Down: 1 Incidental; 2 Write; 3 Keen; 4 Appear; 5 In public; 6 Divulge; 11 Perplexity; 13 Sluggish; 14 Praises; 16 Escort; 17 Globe; 20 More.

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

Across: 1 Kill; 8 Improbable; 9 Contrite; 10 Arid; 12 Raffle; 14 Tramps; 15 Give up; 17 Intact; 18 Gnat; 19 Imperial; 21 Stentorian; 22 Tier.Down: 2 Innovation; 3 List; 4 Sprite; 5 Potent; 6 Cataract; 7 Send; 11 Impeccable; 13 Fretting; 16 Poison; 17 Impair; 18 Gash; 20 Rent.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

Across: 7 Deterioration; 8 Foreword; 9 Earn; 10 Friend; 12 Number; 14 Remiss; 16 Employ; 18 Shed; 20 Enormous; 22 Understanding.Down: 1 Resource; 2 Severe; 3 Lido; 4 Credence; 5 Stream; 6 Sour; 11 Dispense; 13 Eloquent; 15 Indeed; 17 Pomade; 19 Hand; 21 Oral.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20

Across: 1 Deleterious; 9 Use; 10 Exception; 11 Pygmy; 13 Relieve; 14 Eraser; 16 Versus; 18 Sharpen; 19 Talon; 20 Out-and-out; 21 Oil; 22 Reverberate.Down: 2 Ewe; 3 Enemy; 4 Escort; 5 Impulse; 6 Universal; 7 Suppression; 8 Incessantly; 12 Guarantee; 15 Expense; 17 Entomb; 19 Tutor; 21 Opt.