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CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Way to make money (5) 8 Ex­ist on next to noth­ing be­ing hum­ble

(8) 9 Gets a kick out of river craft (5) 10 Ar­tic­u­late lie about ex­trav­a­gant treat

(8) 11 Ta­ble bird with top dress­ing (5) 12 Drink out of so­cial ex­pe­di­ency (3) 16 Rec­om­pensed for send­ing back baby

linen (6) 17 Deserts for grow­ing things (6) 18 One’s ob­jec­tive at one in the morn­ing

(3) 23 Palin­dromi­cally dis­in­clined (5) 24 Key worker in army uni­form (8) 25 Start court pro­ceed­ings (5) 26 Thought one needs a spare

sov­er­eign (8) 27 Very light for ex­am­ple (5)

DOWN

2 Trained cadet due for pro­mo­tion (8) 3 Fair ver­dict on an im­proved

per­for­mance (3,2,3) 4 A bro­ken ro­mance? (6) 5 Filled with zeal but still sacked (5) 6 It should in­clude these moun­tains (5) 7 One who may be seen mend­ing a

drain (5) 12 She cut the first man short (3) 13 It has branches in steel

man­u­fac­tur­ing (3) 14 Leave-tak­ing from a pas­sen­ger in

good spir­its (8) 15 Won’t such a crook give any­thing

away? (8) 19 Anne is so un­bal­anced (6) 20 What’s this about grass-cut­ting (5) 21 Char­ac­ter­is­tic skill rises with it (5) 22 Shat­tered through be­ing bank­rupt? (5)

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