the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 A great thinker tries a lot to be

un­con­ven­tional (9) 8 A master of many sub­jects (5) 9 Able to ac­com­mo­date a chop­per (7) 10 Girls ad­mired by the troops though

stuck up (3-3) 11 One who hardly rules? (6) 12 A rash com­plaint (8) 15 In­fantry con­sist­ing of a thou­sand

bowmen (8) 18 A Quaker may dis­play it (6) 20 Came in for the pic­tures (6) 21 Can a saint have a game of cards?

(7) 22 Cur­rent is­sue be­tween banks in

Ger­many (5) 23 Ser­vice­men who have a job to do

(4,5)

DOWN

2 Get bet­ter of ex­changes in court (5) 3 Mark the sailor is a six-footer (6) 4 Re­move it per­haps for ex­tra pay (8) 5 Irene gets ex­cited about many a fur

(6) 6 Clap­ping and praise in the or­ches­tra

sec­tion (7) 7 Change one’s bank maybe (5,4) 11 In­te­gral part of one’s best suit (5,4) 13 Stamp on a stamp (8) 14 Wild at hav­ing turned it into dis­used

cur­rency (7) 16 Play for the vil­lage (6) 17 Gale blows it­self out to a smooth

fin­ish (6) 19 Sur­gi­cal treat­ment on twitch in the

eye (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 In­ad­ver­tent mis­take (9) 8 Red hair dye (5) 9 To mean (7) 10 Re­peated per­for­mance by re­quest (6) 11 Ex­clu­sive (6) 12 Be ba­sis of (8) 15 In­de­fati­ga­ble (8) 18 Som­no­lent state (6) 20 A loud clam­our (6) 21 Dis­en­tan­gle (7) 22 Punc­tu­a­tion mark (5) 23 Re­fined aes­thetic judg­ment (4,5)

DOWN

2 Right of ex­pres­sion (5) 3 Give in re­turn (6) 4 From now on (2,6) 5 From that place (6) 6 Im­pi­ous (7) 7 Be in­tel­li­gi­ble (4,5) 11 Easy source of loan (4,5) 13 Bound (8) 14 Apt to break (7) 16 En­tic­ing (6) 17 Cuban cap­i­tal (6) 19 Heraldic de­vice (5)

PUZ­ZLE 14127

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