CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Across 1. Stu­dent gets an hon­our for ear­ring holder (4)

3. Spoils ad so up for dump­ing (8)

8. Writ­ing match­ing let­ters? (13) 10. Filled ten guns per­haps, hav­ing lit­tle re­gard for oth­ers (4-9) 11ac & 17dn. The time of meta­mor­pho­sis of the ran­dom drama so­ci­ety? (2,4,5) 12. Some lex­i­cog­ra­phy phe­nom­ena? Dash! (6)

15. Cab re­straints for the ab­sent minded? (13) 18. Con­cealed pay I found in a ref­er­ence book (13) 19. Pi­o­neers who pay their debts (8) 20. An is­land pas­sage by the sound of it (4) Down 1. Canal sec­tions could be hair­rais­ing! (5)

2. Breaks in but grum­bles about los­ing a grand (7)

4. Some of the in­terim pedes­trian cross­ing will get in the way (6)

5. Box on the soc­cer field? (7,4) 6. Split leather and slack off! (5) 7. Make less heavy and not as dark (7)

9. Claim eat­ing is very mys­te­ri­ous (11)

11. They are what are re­quired here (7)

13. Par­ties for 1dn? (7) 14. Pi­rate calls at the party near old city with vigour (6) 16. A Cale­do­nian race­course? (5)

17. See 11 Across

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