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ACROSS 1 In­ter­fer­ence to amuse­ment 7 Soundly causes pain for one cy­cle per sec­ond 8 Ap­peal earnestly for cut­ting short sim­ple ad­vice 11 Heighten one’s spir­its a lit tle be­lat­edly 12 . . . or deaf char­ac­ters hide an item of head­wear 14 Was Mr Tas­man the first vic­tim of frat­ri­cide? 16 Demo pseu­do­nyms dis­play squeegees 19 Per­func­tory in­for­mal­ity 22 Un­cover a rel­a­tively long flat piece of some­thing 24 In­apt in­di­vid­u­als ap­ply colour 25 The gen­eral course of fash­ion 26 Marks with a net­work of lines and causes wa­ter to pass through a sys­tem of pipes

DOWN 1 Run­ning back in the trail, hades pro­duced a beau­ti­ful showy flower 2 Strug­gle on the way to be­ing plen­ti­ful 3 De­mol­ished al­pha­bet­i­cal ex­tremes in crim­son 4 Bound to be a high­spir­ited es­capade 5 Ride away in thought 6 Back in bed un­abashed, when bare 9 A beast of bur­den from a shop­ping com­plex 10 Above a spin­ner 13 Feel fine within, if full of mis­chief 15 Wa­ger on a bright star 17 Most an­tique por­tion of gold es­tab­lish­ments 18 Dig­ger’s card suit 20 An un­usual topic of the eye 21 Eskimo tele­cast­ers in a car driver’s stopof f 22 Shadow box with a bookie by mid- March 23 An open­ing break

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