CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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Across

1. Take all the cards off the ta­ble and start from scratch (5,3,4)

7. The ca­per of the worker in charge (5)

8. A cheese dip for the bent leg at bal­let (5)

9. Old writer’s equip­ment was found back in the rub­bish re­cep­ta­cle (3)

10. End soc­cer game with a ris­ing cheer (9)

11. The per­son back on the mat with the gin con­coc­tion needs bring­ing into line (6)

12. Didn’t hit the ball prop­erly and never made fi­nal golf rounds, we hear (6)

15. Eat carobs, per­haps, for salt of vi­ta­min C (9)

17. A French street to re­gret (3) 18. He had no wait for the lime­wa­ter ... (5)

19. … when with the girl from the Ber­lin dance hall (5)

21. The num­ber of let­ters that came from the past (5,7)

Down

1. The prime min­is­ter was a fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­turer (12)

2. Re­stored a piece of de­cay re­turn­ing (3)

3. Cut a path and rode the horse through (6)

4. Un­usual de­vice to catch eft was not work­ing prop­erly (9)

5. Re­port­edly is a big gun in the church (5)

6. Was it ba­sic stuff be­ing man­ager of the flour fac­tory? (3,2,3,4)

7. Where you may keep an old item of cor­re­spon­dence (5)

10. Places to keep ashes and flow­ers (9)

13. Cor­si­can had no son around this time (5)

14. Line up to take the plunge (4,2) 16. Small part as oneself came to noth­ing (5)

20. Steal a game with match­sticks (3)

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