the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Money for in­vest­ment in Paris per­haps (7) 4 A point to study? Get away with you! (5) 7 Per­sonal claim which turns sour (4) 8 Pos­si­bly dies, alas, when at­tacked (8) 10 Diana’s ac­cused but let off (10) 12 It grows painful to touch (6) 13 A very loud fish cre­ates a dis­tur­bance (6) 15 As­sign­ment re­quir­ing a num­ber and place (10) 18 Be­lieved it was put to one’s ac­count (8) 19 An­cient Bri­ton said to have been cho­sen (4) 20 Re­mains to give sup­port (5) 21 Love to have wide choices of fruit (7)

DOWN

1 The spec­ta­tors ex­ulted point­lessly (5) 2 Wild par­ties a host has to put up with (8) 3 Do they keep to the beaten track? (6) 4 The great­est fric­tion is de­signed to wear fast (5,2,3) 5 De­cide of­fi­cially to draw the line (4) 6 Re­serve an en­clo­sure af­ter a fash­ion (7) 9 Hill cab­ins con­structed for chaps on foot (10) 11 Teach­ing climbers? (8) 12 Marks the wrong sec­tion (7) 14 Fuss about the French in Span­ish city (6) 16 De­ter­mined on get­ting a rise in money sup­ply (5) 17 Her daugh­ter went to Paris (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Long bone in up­per arm (7) 4 Is­lamic holy war (5) 7 Se­ri­ous moral fault (4) 8 In­cen­tive (8) 10 Un­in­ter­est­ing (10) 12 To hurry (6) 13 Brass wind in­stru­ment (6) 15 Greedy for gain (10) 18 Value too highly (8) 19 Knock sense­less (4) 20 Il­lu­sory (5) 21 Vague (7)

DOWN

1 Wide­spread de­struc­tion (5) 2 To say noth­ing of (4,4) 3 Make one’s home (6) 4 Ir­ish au­thor of Ulysses (5,5) 5 Heavy clumsy ship (4) 6 Far away (7) 9 Early sci-fi writer (5,5) 11 A few (3,2,3) 12 Fore­stall (4,3) 14 Free of charge (6) 16 Cheer­ful (5) 17 State of mis­ery (4)

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