New year crossword

Across: 5. Adroit (4) 7. Admit (7) 10. Curtain call (6) 13. Hot spring (6) 16. Medieval weapon (7) 17. Fritz Lang classic (10) 18. Bjork’s surname (14) 20. Luminous (12) 22. Agile (6) 24. Creature from Greek mythology (8) 25. Nicknamed The Spireites (12) 28. Lamentable (3) 29. Culvert (6) 30. Percussion instrument (5) 31. Thrive (8) 32. Husk (3)

Down: 1. Conduit (4) 2. Irish county (9) 3. Flexibility (10) 4. Dormant (5) 6. Fish (5) 8. Civility (7) 9. Bogus (8) 11. Early electronic instrument (5,8) 12. Named in New Year’s Honours (6,6,4) 14. Commend (5) 15. Rift (6) 19. Deviation (7) 21. Type of boat (9) 23. Incompetent (5) 26. Japanese island (8) 27. Morose (4)

Last week’s solutions:

Across: 7. Acrid 10. Uprising 11. Defend 12. Doberman 14. Heir 19. Precarious 20. Tallahassee 22. Po 25. Elegance 27. Walk On Guilded Splinters 31. Acumen 33. Cete

Down: 1. Regale 2. Quito 3. Igneous 4. Lax 5. Primeval 6. Omen 8. Dispense 9. Depose 13. Orthodontics 15. Apprehension 16. Fantasia 17. Gorge 18. Stamford Bridge 21. Antidote 23. Legitimate 24. Validate 26. Carol 28. Initiate 29. Saturn 30. Scorn 32. Vex

Mick Ferris

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