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Across

1. Like tof­fees? They may get stuck on it! (5,5)

8. It is known to at­tack the wash­ing (6) 9. Su­per­mar­ket out of turps? Let’s do that again (6)

11. Got a for­cep from a Hong Kong phone book (4)

12. Does the orches­tra shift to play it? (8)

13. The en­light­en­ment of de­ifi­ca­tion (11)

18. He helps to run the coun­try fi­nan­cially (8)

20. The maple from the tea cer­e­mony… (4) 22. Con­fu­sion at the cake mak­ing con­tests? (3,3) 23. Found a tin in the tub - it was empty (6)

24. Do you re­coil from it at the beach? (6,4)

Down

2. Dried up wine, Dez? (7)

3. I’m out to smile at the trees (4) 4. Cock­ney will get fat maybe by cook­ing too much in the mi­crowave? (7)

5. He & Eva pull to­gether (5) 6. A slow pe­riod in the post of­fice but very quick mu­si­cally (6) 7. As sure as 18’s con­tri­bu­tion (5)

10. Turn ochre with UV and get a raincheck (7)

14. A 1920’s flag wa­ver? (7) 15. Led out card­holder to the fruit trees (7)

16. Flower part will re­main male we hear (6)

17. Wor­ries about the gui­tar parts (5)

19. Graph­i­cally op­po­site to “y” (1,4)

21. Guar­an­tee with vi­o­lent talk (4)

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