MAYFAIR MIND TEASERS

Puzzle expert John Foley lays down the gauntlet

ACROSS
1. Gee, _____, eye? (5)
4. Girl’s name for Mayfair nightclub (7)
8. Farthest known solar planet (7)
9. Taddeo _____, UK’s only Michelangelo marble sculpture (5)
10. Unfair description for Madge? (3)
11. Female versions of 22 (11)
12. Colour or tone (3)
15. Weak politician for Thatcher (3)
17. Set of moral principles (5)
19. Trumper’s give a great one (5)
21. London tipple; mother’s ruin (3)
22. Regency’s celebrated Beau (8)
23. Elizabeth _________, Mayfair’s architect (9)
24. Now continue with this issue (1,1,1)

DOWN
1. After the Flood the waters ______ (6)
2. Found in tea, coffee, wine & chocolate (6)
3. Title or word implying respect (9)
4. Clothing; garments (7)
5. Millennium’s first decade (9)
6. Defect or imperfection (7)
7. Opposed to new technology (7)
13. Showy but worthless thing (6)
14. Haute couture house has Mayfair flagship (6)
16. Procrastination: ‘the _____ of time’ (5)
18. Evelyn _____: Gargoyle Club regular (5)
20. Bertie Wooster’s Jeeves (5)
22. Counter, or where a prisoner might stand (3)

Puzzle answers:
Across: 1. aitch; 4. Annabel; 8. Neptune; 9. Tondo; 10. Mad; 11. dandizettes; 12. hue; 15. wet; 17. ethic; 19. shave; 21. gin; 22. Brummell; 23. Wilbraham; 24. PTO

Down: 1. abated; 2. tannin; 3. honorific; 4. apparel; 5. noughties; 6. blemish; 7. Luddite; 13. geegaw; 14. Chanel; 16. thief; 18. Waugh; 20. valet; 22. bar