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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Penny puts on weight in spring (6) 4 Stewed mince; a coun­try habit (6) 9 Of­fi­cer on his own in pass (7) 10 Come again about the dog (5) 11 He plays a tiny part that may be su­per­flu­ous (5) 12 Weary at first but ready to ap­pear in public (7) 13 Time of ar­rival (4,2,5) 18 More sea­sonal type of artiste (7) 20 Coun­try doc­tors are OK (5) 22 Do some coach­ing - a track is needed for it (5) 23 Cooked pie and pre­serve for a gourmet (7) 24 Drives cat­tle (6) 25 Doesn’t dif­fer in mea­gre essen­tials (6))

DOWN

2 1 Left Con­tainer­out un­til ship rewrit­ten(6) (5)

3 Rounded down? (7)

5 Best, strange as it seems (5)

6 Right in but it’s taken out (7)

7 Step out a lit­tle way then go by bus

per­haps (6)

8 Don’t re­mem­ber you’d al­ready

washed? (5,6)14 Mol­lify with sausage

and mash (7)

15 Vague idea link­ing dif­fer­ences (7)

16 Stand­ing in rank (6)

17 Saucy an­tics? (6)

19 Vic­tor loses his head in the bull ring

(5)

21 The way Utah breaks eggs? (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 4 Con­fi­den­tialProgress through warn­ing life (3-3)(6)

9 To ex­pe­ri­ence (7)

10 In­sin­u­ate (5)

11 Soothe (5)

12 Hum­bug (7)

13 Dic­tate what’s to be done (4,3,4)

18 Refuse to trade with (7)

20 A grind­ing tooth (5)

22 Ac­knowl­edge (5)

23 In to­tal (3,4)

24 Erase (6)

25 Coun­try of south­east Europe (6)

DOWN

2 1 Ride Plat­i­tudea bi­cy­cle(6) (5)

3 In earnest (3,4)

5 Tol­er­ate (5)

6 Ac­count for (7)

7 Ca­dence (6)

8 How­ever events turn out (4,4,3)

14 Pro­foundly bad (7)

15 Drink­ing glass (7)

16 Into a ship (6)

17 Per­sis­tent feel­ing of re­sent­ment (6)

19 Group of eight (5)

21 De­tached (5)

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