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PUZ­ZLE 14125

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Boxer of lit­tle im­por­tance (11) 9 A cer­tain pace pro­duced by the

po­si­tion of a jockey (7) 10 The beast ar­rived and left (5) 11 The rea­son we hear bird cries (4) 12 Put an end to a cur­rent mea­sure in

drink (5,3) 14 What must be left at the end of the

sen­tence (6) 16 Me­tal grat­ing to cook eggs ini­tially

(6) 18 The end of train­ing? (8) 19 Give a hand in get­ting a bar­gain (4) 22 It’s not mov­ing yet (5) 23 Noth­ing in fact is drunk in the party

(7) 24 Make up the de­fi­ciency with a

den­ture per­haps (5,3,3)

DOWN 2 Pull in first be­hind another ve­hi­cle

(2,3) 3 He takes af­ter his fa­ther pre­sum­ably

(4) 4 Sad re­minder from the war (6) 5 Where a judge pri­vately puts his

films? (2,6) 6 Meaty part said to be for a bad ac­tor

(3,4) 7 Don’t miss a few words from a

co­me­dian for ex­am­ple (5,6) 8 Wash­ing may de­pend on it (11) 13 Places of lit­tle stand­ing like a

run­down tool­shed (8) 15 The bee in one’s bon­net? (7) 17 A swift turn­around is con­sid­ered

proper (3,3) 20 Heather is a girl’s name (5) 21 Yearn for each other (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Past one’s prime (4,3,4) 9 Eight-sided fig­ure (7) 10 Vary be­tween lim­its (5) 11 Unit of elec­tromo­tive force (4) 12 Oc­cur dur­ing same time (8) 14 Small wave (6) 16 Mis­man­age (6) 18 To re­verse (8) 19 Caus­tic (4) 22 Stir up (5) 23 Scoundrel in a story (7) 24 Dis­missed sum­mar­ily (4,7)

DOWN 2 Full of life (5) 3 Vi­o­lent anger (4) 4 Horse-drawn cab (6) 5 A rant­ing speech (8) 6 In­tense de­sire (7) 7 Be ex­tremely en­thu­si­as­tic (2,9) 8 In­ces­sant (5-6) 13 To abuse (3-5) 15 Take for granted (7) 17 Unim­por­tant de­tails (6) 20 Se­quence (5) 21 Hos­tile crit­i­cism (4)

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