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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Kitty gets sailor shot (7) 5 Have a duty even if it might be tough? (5) 8 Clue women pos­si­bly find dis­pleas­ing (9) 9 It may be well-held (3) 10 Nips of liquor that ought to stim­u­late ini­tially (4) 12 Not rare words of praise (4,4) 14 Dog had got into plant (6) 15 Sports­men may shoot them for fun (6) 17 Sent round small amount of money as a de­posit (8) 18 Close ar­rest (4) 21 I write a note and leave (3) 22 A ver­bal reser­va­tion? (9) 24 Try a lit­tle dis­cern­ment (5) 25 They may be re­quired to be met (7)

DOWN

1 July 1st, rel­a­tive goes on a trip (5) 2 Lower down on the farm (3) 3 Euro­pean stan­dard-bearer (4) 4 Such dec­o­ra­tion is im­pres­sive (6) 5 Put on too much weight (8) 6 Ex­pert on the rocks? (9) 7 The peo­ple who count in bank­ing (7) 11 Gin be­fore open­ings may have let down many ac­tors (9) 13 Traf­fic force in­cludes thou­sands (8) 14 Du­bi­ous char­ac­ter (7) 16 Agreed to put all the world on a new diet (6) 19 A pack of news­men (5) 20 The low­est sort of peo­ple but al­ways found at the top (4) 23 Un­mar­ried sis­ter (3)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 A large flat­fish (7) 5 For­mal writ­ten dis­ser­ta­tion (5) 8 First prin­ci­ples of sub­ject (9) 9 Ex­trem­ity (3) 10 Gape (4) 12 Funny (8) 14 Fright­ened (6) 15 Stage in in­ten­sity (6) 17 En­dowed with ge­nius (8) 18 Cun­ning (4) 21 A for­est tree (3) 22 Lack­ing in­for­ma­tion (2,3,4) 24 Un­fore­seen dif­fi­culty (5) 25 Un­com­mit­ted (7)

DOWN

1 Ro­bust (5) 2 Boy (3) 3 Dull heavy blow (4) 4 Lan­guage (6) 5 Ig­nore the claims of (4,4) 6 Mu­si­cal med­ley (9) 7 Re­tal­ia­tory re­tort (7) 11 True state of things (5,4) 13 Di­a­bol­i­cal (8) 14 Green leaf veg­etable (7) 16 De­feated (6) 19 Coun­try bump­kin (5) 20 South Amer­i­can coun­try (4) 23 Earth’s at­mos­phere (3)

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