The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS 4 Reckon on a hun­dred for the bill (7) 8 Di­rec­tors on the ship? (6) 9 Baby­hood is as imag­ined (7) 10 Counter-claim to be­gin the jour­ney (3,3) 11 Silent way to join up (6) 12 Some­body watch­ing the old boy and the waiter (8) 18 It’s un­nec­es­sary to re­quire a smaller amount (8) 20 When one ex­pects to leap ahead? (6) 21 The crash was the mis­chievous child’s do­ing (6) 22 De­tains as sub­sti­tute (7) 23 It’s nice in a way to take mother to the pic­ture-house (6) 24 Take the chair - but not im­par­tially? (7) DOWN 1 The fel­low’s charge is a big house! (7) 2 100 be­ing tried in the com­pe­ti­tion (7) 3 Would rather pro­mote (6) 5 The op­po­site of talk (8) 6 Wiseacre has noth­ing to clear out (6) 7 The most dis­crim­i­nat­ing in­sect (6) 13 Sen­tinel on ve­hi­cle on the front rank (8) 14 Low­ered the value of grad­u­ates in­deed! (7) 15 As used by the wooden waiter for the smok­ing re­mains? (3-4) 16 It re­moves the top for a start (6) 17 Prospects vis-a-vis tastes in part (6) 19 Kill grad­u­ate for his es­tate (6)

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