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

From ‘Lease’ to ‘Lunatic’ – here are the answers you've been looking for.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 11:12 am
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These are the answers to The News’ puzzles published between Tuesday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 15.

Cryptic

TUESDAY, JUNE 8

Across: 1 Postmistress; 7 Lotto; 8 Clean; 9 Ida; 10 Estimated; 11 Glance; 12 Nearby; 15 Alignment; 17 Net; 18 Clear; 19 Eerie; 21 Black and blue.Down: 1 Passing fancy; 2 Mat; 3 Shorts; 4 Recumbent; 5 Sweet; 6 One day strike; 7 Llama; 10 Eccentric; 13 Range; 14 Geneva; 16 Ideal; 20 Rid.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

Across: 1 Rearmost; 5 Prod; 9 Shop; 10 Boat race; 11 Quail; 12 Tallies; 13 Station master; 18 Exposers; 19 Alps; 20 Abandon; 21 Skins; 22 Dido; 23 Deserted.Down: 2 Exhaust; 3 Reprint; 4 Shooting range; 6 Realist; 7 Dresser; 8 Stella; 13 Steward; 14 Applaud; 15 Inside; 16 Spanker; 17 Expense.

THURSDAY, JUNE 10

Across: 1 Boxing glove; 9 Printer; 10 Canal; 11 Organ; 12 Ecstasy; 13 Thrush; 15 Ascend; 18 Nuclear; 20 Arena; 22 Tithe; 23 Unaided; 24 Playfellows.Down: 2 Owing; 3 Intents; 4 Garden; 5 Lacks; 6 Vintage; 7 Opportunity; 8 Played cards; 14 Recital; 16 Sea wall; 17 Grouse; 19 Enemy; 21 Endow.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

Across: 1 Peal; 3 Sceptres; 8 Rats; 9 Vocation; 11 Sick and tired; 13 Nieces; 14 Cruise; 17 Builder’s mate; 20 Assigned; 21 Mine; 22 Altitude; 23 Mend.Down: 1 Phrasing; 2 Article; 4 Clouds; 5 Plagiarist; 6 Raise; 7 Send; 10 Take flight; 12 Reverend; 15 Imagine; 16 Defend; 18 Upset; 19 Lava.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12

Across: 3 Indian ink; 8 Ears; 9 Good loser; 10 Remark; 11 Sable; 14 Untie; 15 Espy; 16 Trams; 18 Snow; 20 Credo; 21 Niobe; 24 Affair; 25 Pull it off; 26 Stet; 27 Cassandra.Down: 1 Retrousse; 2 Cremation; 4 Nook; 5 India; 6 Noodle; 7 Noes; 9 Greet; 11 Shape; 12 Esperanto; 13 Hypocrite; 17 Scoff; 19 Wields; 22 Baton; 23 Aura; 24 Afar.

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.

Quick

TUESDAY, JUNE 8

Across: 1 Disobedience; 7 Pagan; 8 Briar; 9 Rue; 10 Intercept; 11 Misuse; 12 Vanish; 15 Noiseless; 17 Sad; 18 Trust; 19 Blast; 21 Fearlessness.Down: 1 Discriminate; 2 Bag; 3 Denote; 4 Embarrass; 5 Chide; 6 Wretchedness; 7 Press; 10 Inspector; 13 Inset; 14 Feeble; 16 In use; 20 Ass.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

Across: 1 Validate; 5 Tear; 9 Mind; 10 Drooping; 11 Aback; 12 Twitter; 13 Head over heels; 18 Inimical; 19 Face; 20 Trivial; 21 Scent; 22 Deed; 23 Assisted.Down: 2 Amiable; 3 Induced; 4 Turn the tables; 6 Epistle; 7 Regards; 8 Polish; 13 Hoisted; 14 Asinine; 15 Origin; 16 Effects; 17 License.

THURSDAY, JUNE 10

Across: 1 Environment; 9 Evident; 10 Rogue; 11 Event; 12 Conceal; 13 Burial; 15 Static; 18 Augment; 20 Realm; 22 Cameo; 23 Treason; 24 Interesting.Down: 2 Naive; 3 Inertia; 4 Optics; 5 Moron; 6 Neglect; 7 Resemblance; 8 Replacement; 14 Regimen; 16 Torrent; 17 Statue; 19 Erode; 21 Arson.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

Across: 1 Type; 3 Strength; 8 Anon; 9 Self-same; 11 Enfeeblement; 13 Torpid; 14 Intone; 17 Recalcitrant; 20 Clerical; 21 Cite; 22 Extended; 23 Cant.Down: 1 Travesty; 2 Proffer; 4 Treble; 5 Effeminate; 6 Grain; 7 Heed; 10 Dedication; 12 Sentient; 15 Ocarina; 16 Scrape; 18 Erect; 19 Ache.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12

Across: 3 Prefatory; 8 Head; 9 Avoidance; 10 Settle; 11 Staid; 14 Caste; 15 Cede; 16 Rapid; 18 Akin; 20 Opine; 21 Circa; 24 Medium; 25 Disgraced; 26 Burn; 27 Advertise.Down: 1 Physician; 2 Fantastic; 4 Rave; 5 Flirt; 6 Tragic; 7 Rack; 9 Alter; 11 Sepia; 12 Delicious; 13 Determine; 17 Doped; 19 Niggle; 22 Craft; 23 Find; 24 Mess.

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.