the cross­words

PUZ­ZLE 14102

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 He gets what’s left (7) 4 Raced around the wood (5) 7 A prepo­si­tion seen in print only (4) 8 Sounds like a habit to get used to (8) 10 Con­sider care­fully be­ing cau­tious (10) 12 Ridicules cooks (6) 13 Bib­li­cal head-hunter (6) 15 One who does ap­pear to be a lawyer? (3,2,5) 18 ‘Hot Lips’ a MASH nurse works here (8) 19 In­di­cate it’s de­spi­ca­ble (4) 20 Spoils sought by an­ti­quar­i­ans (5) 21 Sim­ply com­mer­cials about suits (7)

DOWN

1 He’s landed in Scot­land (5) 2 Un­der­stand how to es­cape (3,5) 3 Cortes be­comes a faith­ful com­pan­ion (6) 4 Their suits are not law­suits (5,5) 5 Time of the year for fruit (4) 6 A novel lan­guage (7) 9 Peo­ple never read their own (10) 11 Not a de­scrip­tion of a house­keeper? (8) 12 Western stock­holder (7) 14 Up­lift­ing num­bers at a mu­si­cal per­for­mance (6) 16 They may run out in time (5) 17 Drink it up as a starter (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Un­fair treat­ment (3,4) 4 Faint ap­pear­ance (5) 7 Tire­some per­son (4) 8 Un­fore­see­able nat­u­ral event (3,2,3) 10 Elicit no re­sponse (4,1,5) 12 East African coun­try (6) 13 Misty-eyed (6) 15 The largest por­tion (5,5) 18 An­noy­ance (8) 19 A cit­rus fruit (4) 20 Re­veal a se­cret (3,2) 21 Fault (7)

DOWN

1 Fa­nat­i­cal (5) 2 Or­di­nary (8) 3 Scene of event (6) 4 With­out foun­da­tion (10) 5 Ad­van­tage (4) 6 Free­dom from van­ity (7) 9 Tough and cyn­i­cal (4-6) 11 Su­per­cil­ious (8) 12 Dis­en­tan­gle (7) 14 To em­brace (6) 16 Choose by vote (5) 17 Way out (4)

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