CHAL­LENGE CROSSWORD

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Pos­si­bly beat a re­treat (5) 4 Avail­able to dis­cuss out­side (4-3) 8 Source of light, ini­tially (3) 9 Again de­ter­mined how many should be told (9) 10 Com­mon sol­dier? (7) 11 It may trem­ble see­ing that writer (5)

13 I’d go in for blue dye (6) 15 Ex­tent of one’s ed­u­ca­tion (6) 18 Ma­te­rial for Suzette? (5) 19 He should be able to iden­tify any salt com­pound (7)

21 Told Maria the clumsy ver­sion (9)

23 It is charged for a por­tion with­out wine (3) 24 Notes to be taken slowly and ear­lier (7) 25 They man ships for a voy­age, we hear (5) DOWN 1 A ship, for ex­am­ple, with first-rate mis­sile (7) 2 Very ner­vous af­ter the cen­tre has been evac­u­ated? (3,2,4)

3 Go astray or slip (5)

4 Give firm back­ing to a sys­tem of worship that’s mys­ti­cal (6)

5 Train or coach (7)

6 A short spell of ex­er­cises is ap­pro­pri­ate (3)

7 He sculpted a man em­brac­ing a girl (5) 12 Shared tele­phone as a po­lit­i­cal pol­icy (5,4) 14 Re­ward one with a drug, per­haps (7)

16 Holds out longer? (7) 17 Prom­ise not freely given (6) 18 It sep­a­rates many in a deep sleep (5)

20 It can turn into quite a lark (5)

22 It could be an eye-opener (3)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 De­gree of slope (5) 4 Con­sider ques­tion­able (7) 8 To re­gret (3)

9 South Amer­i­can coun­try (9) 10 Op­posed to (7) 11 Con­fused sound of voices (5) 13 Dish of large prawns (6) 15 Ten­ant un­der lease (6) 18 Large pas­sen­ger ship (5) 19 Make best use of (7) 21 Nar­row-minded (9)

23 Fish eggs (3)

24 Theft with vi­o­lence (7) 25 Sail­ing boat (5) DOWN 1 Pos­si­bly (7)

2 On the other hand (4,5) 3 Place of safety (5) 4 Rea­son (6)

5 Fairly large (7)

6 Fe­male sheep (3)

7 Lag be­hind (5)

12 Dio­cese (9)

14 Story with a moral (7) 16 Im­plore (7)

17 Ut­ter poverty (6) 18 Hun­gar­ian operetta com­poser (5) 20 Grow­ing rice (5)

22 Con­fer knight­hood on (3)

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