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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Book in re­verse or­der (7) 5 Wild revel in the bar (5) 8 To­day’s charges for elec­tric­ity (7,6) 9 Gets level; nonethe­less loses

noth­ing (5) 10 Raw ma­te­rial used in pig

pro­duc­tion (4,3) 11 Stick around at home like a dog (6) 12 Sweater cre­ates thirst (1-5) 15 Met punk per­haps look­ing rough (7) 17 Presents one’s nat­u­ral tal­ents (5) 19 Poser for the card player? (6,7) 20 Gloomy doc­tor has a lis­tener (5) 21 How time flies (7)

DOWN

1 A fringe gath­er­ing of

lace­mak­ers (5) 2 It’s re­spon­si­ble for cuts in the

theatre (8,5) 3 Winds up with part of a film on

crime (5,2) 4 In­volve in late changes (6) 5 In pop­u­lar gov­ern­ment it’s noted

for its slow­ness (5) 6 Girl comes a crop­per in

Zam­bia (8,5) 7 A par­tic­u­lar def­er­ence (7) 11 Curt ode about loved one (7) 13 For­eign lady has dropped in af­ter

mar­riage (7) 14 New plates may be made of

me­tal (6) 16 Man­u­fac­turer right be­low

form (5) 18 Su­per­flu­ous oil wells (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

DOWN

1 A rice-based dish (7) 5 Thor­oughly pro­fi­cient (5) 8 Do wrong with im­punity (3,4,4,2) 9 Gen­eral pur­port (5) 10 With­out wide vari­a­tions (7) 11 A com­mand (6) 12 A forge (6) 15 North Amer­i­can bi­son (7) 17 Range over in search (5) 19 Bear­ing provo­ca­tion

sto­ically (4-9) 20 Im­pov­er­ished (5) 21 New­born child’s com­plete

out­fit (7) 1 Fair (5) 2 Re­main neu­tral in dis­pute (3,2,3,5) 3 In the di­rec­tion of (7) 4 Ubiq­ui­tous gaseous el­e­ment (6) 5 Good­bye (5) 6 A show-off (13) 7 Likely to fall (7) 11 Old city famed for Hang­ing Gar­dens (7) 13 In­ex­pli­ca­ble mat­ter (7) 14 Lamentably bad (6) 16 Test­ing of me­tal’s qual­ity (5) 18 Scamp (5)

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