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PUZ­ZLE 14115

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Notic­ing noth­ing odd in dis­guise (9) 8 Small part of stone carv­ing (5) 9 High in grace­ful el­e­gance but low in cun­ning (7) 10 It may be pointed out in the desert (6) 11 Un­der­stand wood­cut­ter made play­ground equip­ment (6) 12 Just as bad as one who doesn’t gam­ble (2,6) 15 In­volved in a score or film story (8) 18 Con­tinue be­ing ea­ger to hold work back (4,2) 20 Coaches may turn to rust (6) 21 Master takes fe­male, 50, in mar­riage (7) 22 Mon­sters back among the grosser gob­lins (5) 23 Fa­tigue con­fuses both res­i­dents and dis­senter (9)

DOWN

2 One is un­usu­ally sound (5) 3 Pos­si­bly low, his de­scrip­tion of a wise bird? (6) 4 A man of prop­erty per­haps, but not for long (3,5) 5 It shows the qual­ity of petrol at once, pos­si­bly (6) 6 Em­ploy some­one else as a model (7) 7 Force one to study mu­sic (9) 11 Feel­ing one isn’t as con­fused (9) 13 Li­bel judge may hear it but it’s usu­ally shelved (8) 14 Court cards? (7) 16 Stop a crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ing? (6) 17 Many a charge put on a mem­ber (6) 19 Not rounds used in an er­ratic salvo (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Be as­sid­u­ously care­ful (4,5) 8 Bushed (3,2) 9 Larva of frog (7) 10 Ten­u­ous (6) 11 Supremely coura­geous (6) 12 Fol­lower (8) 15 Un­equalled (8) 18 Rough and husky (6) 20 De­pend­able (6) 21 In a per­fect world (7) 22 Se­quence (5) 23 Last­ing for short time only (9)

DOWN

2 Let up (5) 3 Make use of (6) 4 As­sign (8) 5 Greet (6) 6 Un­tidy ac­cu­mu­la­tion (7) 7 Low voice (9) 11 Con­tro­ver­sial mat­ter (3,6) 13 Kept from public knowl­edge (6,2) 14 Care­ful read­ing (7) 16 Dor­mant (6) 17 Eastern mar­ket (6) 19 Of the sun (5)

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