the cross­words

CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 New place never achieves pop­u­lar­ity (10) 8 Award for a zero mark? (5) 9 Ex­tend a term of im­pris­on­ment (7) 10 Crime of cor­rupt sen­a­tor (7) 11 Su­pe­rior kind of cut (5) 12 Lob­bies for yes per­haps (6) 14 The bench is alight (6) 17 Scales need some cal­i­bra­tion (5) 19 To suc­ceed it must fol­low her in first (7) 21 Found on a bil­liard ta­ble it may be used for a rest (7) 22 Shop­keep­ers hope to make it once more (5) 23 A num­ber copy a re­stric­tion (10)

DOWN

2 Hard­est part of the gar­den to cul­ti­vate (7) 3 Vir­tu­ous maybe but los­ing out to harm­ful in­flu­ence (5) 4 What is wrong in a record be­ing beaten? (6) 5 Foster may run true to form (7) 6 Point to or­gan­ist’s con­trol in bar (5) 7 Man not get­ting up for a dance (10) 8 Un­fit so ousted (3,2,5) 13 A mat­ter-of-fact doc­trine is di­vid­ing the king­dom (7) 15 Rent row causes a storm (7) 16 Bird left in a snare (6) 18 He is a pound out on re­flec­tion (5) 20 The warmth gets right into the cen­tre (5)

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