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Across

7. No leg of rec­tan­gle taken faster than a trot (6)

8. He de­cided whether you printed it or binned it mostly (6)

9. Orderly cat­tle (4)

10. What the frog said when up to the patella in wa­ter? (4,4)

11. Snidest sort of dif­fer­ence in opin­ion (7)

13. Triv­ial of­fi­cer (5)

15. Lucky Ro­man cat … (5)

17. … causes anger if taken (7)

20. Will keep dry but chill too, per­haps (8)

21ac & 14dn. A long way to go to part of the pub­lic meet­ing house, re­port­edly (1,3,2,1,4)

23. With not much on, Ms Bassinger has an agent around (6)

24. Out of sight, re­move the props on stage so to speak? (6) Down

1. Do acts re­quir­ing ex­per­tise ini­tially … (4)

2. … so men­tions con­di­tions (6)

3. Putting the stops on the pow­er­ful ladies’ un­der­wear man (7)

4. Was last even but ac­tu­ally an odd one (5)

5. Tinker with a bow? (6)

6. Maid costed ‘im un­for­tu­nately (8)

12. Run­ner re­turns around coun­try’s first epic with climb­ing equip­ment (3,5)

14. See 21 Across

16. What will get me coin? (6)

18. Di­rec­tion to go round, round to pass (6)

19. Ky­oto? No – but same coun­try (5)

22. Middlemarch? (4)

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