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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Trans­port a road ve­hi­cle by rail­way (5) 4 No an­swer (7) 8 Sur­rounded by Ro­man fig­ures (3) 9 Lady dives into trou­ble de­lib­er­ately (9) 10 It could con­fuse men in a whole con­ti­nent (7) 11 Im­pris­oned dog to suf­fer (5) 13 Care­less de­lay about the start of day can be fa­tal (6) 15 His bank ac­count is of­ten mis­lead­ing (6) 18 Ital­ian city re­turn for Greek (5) 19 At­trac­tive sketch (7) 21 Its failed par­tic­i­pants may well be out of pocket (9) 23 Copy out of the news­pa­per (3) 24 Binds books (7) 25 The fewer you have the less you want (5)

DOWN

1 Or­der the am­bi­tious of­fi­cer hopes to get (7) 2 Turned and twisted over­much (9) 3 Times when rays may be seen around the East (5) 4 Great cel­e­bra­tion about a show (6) 5 Make way? (7) 6 De­press­ing piece of mis­ad­ven­ture (3) 7 A bet­ter type of cake (5) 12 Pay at­ten­tion to work (9) 14 Seek­ing to taste de­feat (7) 16 Go back the right way out (7) 17 Thinks a great deal of mod­ern day raw ma­te­ri­als (6) 18 Walk care­lessly from blame (5) 20 The of­fence of one com­ing to light (5) 22 Fuel record (3)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Rank-and-file mem­ber­ship (5,5) 8 Give false idea of (5) 9 Se­lect group in so­ci­ety (7) 10 Ex­ceed limit of (7) 11 In­dian ever­green tree (5) 12 Un­fal­ter­ing (6) 14 Weaken (6) 17 God­desses of arts and sciences (5) 19 Set right again (7) 21 South Amer­i­can coun­try (7) 22 Ac­cu­mu­late (5) 23 Aus­tralian back­woods out­law (10)

DOWN

2 Bring aid to (7) 3 Di­aphanous (5) 4 Dis­avow for­mer opin­ion (6) 5 Best pos­si­ble (7) 6 Temptress (5) 7 Sit­u­a­tion of agree­able ease (3,2,5) 8 De­velop promis­ingly (7,3) 13 To de­bate (7) 15 Or­di­nary (7) 16 En­treaty (6) 18 Small fire­cracker (5) 20 At­tracted (5)

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