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PUZ­ZLE 14124

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Ba­sis of pan­cake for buf­fet (6) 4 Wooden horse (8) 9 Lug­gage re­turned to a place in

Greece (6) 10 Tyres can burst in race (8) 12 Our ges­tures re­veal a yearn­ing (4) 13 Rough num­ber (5) 14 A club with lofty aims (4) 17 Nos­tal­gia seems not to need

hos­pi­tal treat­ment (12) 20 The same as com­plete

agree­ment? (2,10) 23 Means of trans­port some­times

sprung (4) 24 Her home is the earth (5) 25 Not a square dance

pre­sum­ably? (4) 28 Many a crea­ture seen in a

wood (8) 29 Weapon needs new re­pair (6) 30 Reg­u­lar cor­re­spon­dence be­tween

sides (8) 31 Pro­duced in a dra­matic way (6

DOWN

1 The bo­gus ar­range­ment asked for (8) 2 Peo­ple take part in it on the side (4,4) 3 Con­sumes when tea’s served out (4) 5 Ex­tremely im­por­tant parts of the

body (5,3,4) 6 Dish from the Wild West (4) 7 A per­son’s char­ac­ter aunt is up­set

about (6) 8 In­ten­tion­ally ex­as­per­at­ing? (6) 11 I can re­port it im­proved,

doc­tor (12) 15 Turn­coats of course (5) 16 Busi­ness at­tract­ing a lot of in­ter­est

(5) 18 Fight­ing and win­ning (8) 19 An­nounced a num­ber have cleared

out (8) 21 Im­pres­sions of a coun­try’s postal

ser­vice (6) 22 Pos­si­bly bor­der on a crim­i­nal

act (6) 26 Back­ward - hence a mon­ster (4) 27 Lent; not lento (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 That is to say (6) 4 Means of ac­cess (8) 9 Per­suade with flat­tery (6) 10 At top speed (4,4) 12 Lux­u­ri­ant (4) 13 Pre­pared (5) 14 One of the Great Lakes (4) 17 Anony­mous (12) 20 To de­light (4,8) 23 Im­pel (4) 24 Bring about (5) 25 Smile ra­di­antly (4) 28 Pink long-legged wad­ing bird (8) 29 At­trac­tively old-fash­ioned (6) 30 Ex­change as com­pro­mise (5,3) 31 Mirth (6)

DOWN

1 US golf­ing great (8) 2 Stately and dig­ni­fied (8) 3 Flower sym­bol of pu­rity (4) 5 Le­gal but crip­pling de­mand (5,2,5) 6 Pre­vail­ing cus­tom (4) 7 Bee­keep­ing es­tab­lish­ment (6) 8 Hired as­sas­sins (6) 11 Be­gin to un­der­stand (3,3,4,2) 15 Wild (5) 16 Ex­clude from ad­mis­sion (5) 18 Cer­tain to suc­ceed (8) 19 Branch of math­e­mat­ics (8) 21 Strike re­peat­edly (6) 22 Large trop­i­cal lizard (6) 26 Mag­ni­tude (4) 27 Large marine food­fish (4)

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