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ACROSS 4 Ban­shee is one whose powers are fad­ing (3-4) 8 Cur­rent pro­ducer finds Mon­day a dis­as­ter (6) 9 Worry of a busi­ness (7) 10 Bri­tish leader in test of class (6) 11 The num­ber of personnel even­tu­ally (6) 12 Not at home and be­wil­dered away from land (3,2,3) 18 Rep­ri­manded when stopped (6,2) 20 In­vent cos­met­ics (4-2) 21 Rush wildly into long-term oc­cu­pa­tion (6) 22 Have it in mind to name the coun­try (7) 23 Against some over-sus­pi­cious of­fi­cials (6) 24 Dec­o­rated road-end (7) DOWN 1 Is­sue num­ber one set up after tide turned (7) 2 Worry ar­ti­cle on team isn’t cor­rect yet (7) 3 Col­li­sion is deed of lit­tle devil (6) 5 Most im­por­tantly, be­ing top dog (5,3) 6 One who sup­ports re­treat­ing? (6) 7 Pupil loses a pound to one who gets paid (6) 13 A gem from his pa­per (8) 14 Op­pos­ing half-read po­etry (7) 15 Keep down work on news­pa­pers (7) 16 Strong dis­like of hav­ing to un­tan­gle thread (6) 17 Cured gam­bler? (6) 19 Doesn’t touch the fo­liage (6)

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