CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS

1 Ever change di­rec­tion? (4) 3 Lies about small land­mass (4) 7 Ve­hi­cle coun­try bloom (9) 8 Dif­fi­cult chore re­veals pig­ment (5) 9 We take hit without colour con­tained in­side (5) 12 For­eigner broke a line (5) 13 Re­move drag rac­ing track (5) 16 Clas­si­cal dancer may bare all in new pro­duc­tion (9) 17 First look af­ter some test to en­dure (4) 18 What re­mained of side felt strange (4)

DOWN

1 19th cen­tury Queen south of the Mur­ray (8) 2 Heart­bro­ken planet (5) 4 Dish­ing out a fes­tive get­to­gether (7) 5 Sea ea­gle at home in her new sur­round­ings (4) 6 Wet kale isn’t ex­cit­ing ti­tanic star (4,7) 10 Trunk car­rier crashed the plane, prob­a­bly a jumbo (8) 11 Mixes Mel’s gin (7) 14 Throw her in the river flow­ing through Ger­many (5) 15 Cain’s bi­b­li­cal brother sounds fit (4)

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