CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Cold food con­sumed like a baby (10) 6 They take turns on and off (4) 10 Sailor turned to crime and is seen in the dock (5) 11 De­struc­tive in­fla­tion (7,2) 12 Cul­tural pur­suits im­pose a penalty on skills (4,4) 13 Poet who makes a big hit in Amer­i­can sport (5) 15 Use over-pro­duced works of art. (7) 17 Mov­ing pas­sage from ‘Tris­tan’ (7) 19 Par­ties ap­peal to him (7) 21 The only lug­gage that one needs (7) 22 Num­ber in tour round royal house (5) 24 Greek coast­ers in a storm (8) 27 Short race or­gan­ised for a play group (9) 28 An­i­mal’s low points (5) 29 De­posits of An­cient Rome per­haps (4) 30 Saintly ex­pres­sions of love (10)

DOWN

1 Coun­try cop­per with a de­gree (4) 2 Found a school? (9) 3 Needs to be close (5) 4 They’re out of town - and out of the coun­try (7) 5 Re­gards the lot as OK per­haps (5,2) 7 A short guy picks up stick in an old wood (5) 8 Please try a new blend on its own (10) 9 Re­fresh­ment for a bouncer? (8) 14 Gen­uine hard work - to the lions any­how (6,4) 16 Came back with the wrong plant out­side (8) 18 Pre­pare the du­vet for a makeshift bed (9) 20 The stone an­ti­quar­i­ans treat so cryp­ti­cally (7) 21 The acre ploughed up re­mains a mea­sure of area (7) 23 A rot­ten thing to find (5) 25 Let in or out (5) 26 Can­teen stew? (4)

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