COMBO CROSS­WORD NO. 66141455

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QUICK CLUES ACROSS

5 Disal­low­ing 7 Good (US) (1-2) 8 Ar­ti­fi­cial em­bank­ment 10 Un­com­mon 12 Im­per­ils 14 Be­came well again 20 Tax sys­tem (init) 21 Un­canny 22 Unit of sound 23 Wages

DOWN

1 Coura­geous 2 Char­tered 3 Add lus­tre to 4 Trap 5 File

6 Per­son of great en­ergy (coll) 9 Take plea­sure in 11 Con­cur 13 Frag­ments 15 Du­elling sword 16 Makes tran­quil 17 Masks 18 Quan­ti­ties of pa­per 19 Ine­bri­ated

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

5 Dan­ger­ous-look­ing when in favour of mak­ing an of­fer

7 A ring firstly keeps func­tion­ing cor­rectly in the US (1-2)

8 A so­cial gath­er­ing at

the jetty

10 Bloody scarce? 12 Jeop­ar­dises com­plete

re­sent­ments

14 Came round and turned

the cor­ner

20 In­come tax de­duc­tions per an­num at the start of the year made aware ini­tially 21 Ever po­et­i­cal – that’s weird 22 A lit­tle re­bel­lious old god

of the earth

23 Ran­domly mo­lest you

men for re­mu­ner­a­tions

DOWN

1 Stand up to a tricky part of speech

2 Took on her ID for a change 3 En­hance a func­tion with Ra­dio Na­tional heads 4 Seize tin from the sur­face mea­sure 5 Loud, more an­cient dossier 6 Pro­ceed with hes­i­ta­tion for some­thing that works? 9 Be en­ter­tained by the baby kan­ga­roo in point 11 Con­sent to be of the same mind

13 Scraps in the men’s sheds, right?

15 A fenc­ing sword within the peer­age 16 Pla­cates what a com­poser does

17 Lives up to screens 18 About a man­u­script on many sheets of pa­per 19 Duck with­out a cricket score when in­tox­i­cated

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