CRYP­TIC

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Across

1 Have in mind it’s the weekend as we speak (4)

3 Like eel­skin footwear – un­likely to last (8) 9 Ways in to di­ary records (7)

10 Wax lyrical about com­plex Tol­stoy sec­tion (5) 11 Ur­bane cock­tail (12) 13 Put in ex­tra ma­te­rial with cush­ions (6) 15 To some ex­tent, Lib­eral leader was ac­cepted by po­lit­i­cal group (6) 17 Club pres­i­dent, for ex­am­ple, gets po­lice­man to take in a beer order (6-6) 20 Five saw bad omen as ma­li­cious spite (5) 21 Go back to start talks with Gulf na­tion re­gard­ing Turk­ish em­pire (7) 22 Sub­mis­sion shown by blessed in­her­i­tors? (8) 23 As an af­ter­thought, watch out for snakes! (4)

Down

1 Bones shat­tered? Keep scan! (8)

2 Has to re­write vows (5) 4 Pe­riod of in­struc­tion for the French lad (6) 5 Pre­dicts fi­nal word in­cluded will be “pick­les” (12) 6 Re­move quo­ta­tion (7) 7 In Scot­land, you’ll have to shout (4)

8 A de­monic link dis­tressed Tom’s ex (6,6)

12 Jekyll’s al­ter ego end­lessly raves about wa­ter out­lets (8) 14 Pro­tec­tion from half-made fence (7) 16 Lead ac­tor needs di­rec­tions in The Birds (6) 18 They’re in­clined to have right band equip­ment (5) 19 To be­gin with, of­fer vic­tim un­com­fort­able mat in sin­gle cell (4)

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