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Across

7 & 10ac. De­hu­mid­i­fier with door open or closed? (6,8) 8. Clutch­ing clam mys­te­ri­ously. It’s cold and damp (6)

9. Old rub­ber city (4)

10. See 7

11. Postage goes via East GPO for se­cret po­lice (7)

13. The in flavour, “pecan” is ev­ery­body’s favourite (5) 15. There’s work in Eng­land to think about (5)

17. Does be­ing wealthy get El­ton up in a frenzy (7)

20. Cookie girls (8) 21. End­less dirt can be­come aw­ful (4)

23. Global or­gan­i­sa­tion in the ship gets an alien at the end of the day (6) 24. Sur­pris­ingly, Lilian & Abra­ham are briefly to blame (6)

Down

1. Tie-dye­ing Ge­nie is out and ev­ery­thing is ship-shape (4) 2. In­struct un­in­ter­rupted (6) 3. Urge tro­phies to be used at break­fast (3,4)

4. Ex­tent seen at a greater dis­tance on the tele (5)

5. Pro­hi­bi­tion gets dis­ap­proval and makes a mon­key of it (6)

6. In­car­cer­ate cheeky ras­cal who then gets irons ar­ranged (8)

12. A temp or I um­pire in the mar­ket­place (8)

14. One of a dozen to lapse in a bad way (7)

16. The most up to date from some quar­ters (6)

18. Diarise mu­sic session to avoid pile up? (3,3) 19. Jack-in-the-purse? (5) 22. As lazy as Eric (4)

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