CHAL­LENGE CROSS­WORD

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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Num­ber with a light grip (5) 4 Add to the con­fu­sion of the gen­eral (7) 8 Mu­sic pa­per (3)

9 Those in charge love get­ting fresh re­serves (9) 10 Slip leads to a man be­com­ing a scape­goat (4,3) 11 Pi­ous – noth­ing short of goodly (5)

13 The length an as­so­ci­a­tion will go to? (6)

15 A num­ber re­laxed and stopped (6)

18 Is­land it would be hard to con? (5) 19 Re­fined male fish? (7)

21 I’d re­turned with an ac­count caus­ing some amuse­ment (9)

23 Set and match (3)

24 Idle chat­ter has teeth on edge (7) 25 Em­bar­rassed af­ter some hes­i­ta­tion – hav­ing got it wrong (5)

DOWN

1 Clue far from be­ing metic­u­lous (7) 2 Heav­enly fare? (5,4) 3 A pick­ing-up point (5) 4 It’s evenly dis­trib­uted as a name for ei­ther sex (6) 5 An­gela’s cooked an Ital­ian dish (7)

6 The French way to feel re­gret (3)

7 Points to men­tion in a lit­er­ary work (5)

12 Not a good state of mind for dec­o­rat­ing? (9) 14 Find made by a hunter (7) 16 In­deed a can­celled ser­vice should be (7) 17 Pos­si­bly it goes to a self­ish type (6) 18 Raced round for tim­ber (5) 20 Once led by a point, for the time be­ing (5)

22 A TV pro­duc­tion that holds wa­ter (3)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 An as­sumed name (5) 4 Plen­ti­ful (7)

8 Tear vi­o­lently (3) 9 Praise­wor­thy (9) 10 Dis­tress­ing (7)

11 English com­poser (5) 13 Un­nerved (6)

15 Ar­rive (4,2)

18 Gen­eral ten­dency (5) 19 Cool­ness of man­ner (7) 21 Man­ager of royal house­hold (5-4) 23 False­hood (3)

24 Rush­ing stream (7)

25 A ren­dezvous (5)

DOWN

1 Per­ti­nent (7) 2 Con­fi­den­tially (2,7) 3 A school’s teach­ers (5) 4 Good-look­ing (6) 5 Up­start (7)

6 Globe (3) 7 Con­temp­tu­ous re­mark (5) 12 As a rule (9) 14 Ap­prove openly (7) 16 Specious ex­cuse (7) 17 To test (3,3)

18 En­tice (5) 20 In­suf­fi­cient (5)

22 To grate (3)

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