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PUZ­ZLE 14139

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Beat that made Pi­late apt to do the twist (9) 8 Give pa­tient at­ten­tion (5) 9 Wild cat also found by the sea (7) 10 Bound to make a sound bet (6) 11 Handy cover for an­cient fight­ers (6) 12 Pe­riod added to the end of a sen­tence (4,4) 15 Its growth may be dated (4,4) 18 Make a choice in this elec­tion (6) 20 Run the sec­ond edi­tion (6) 21 Not even ex­pert gar­den­ers can grow this (7) 22 Colour used in paint­ing enam­els (5) 23 I fol­low Bert in line for a rake (9)

DOWN 2 By it­self some­thing said to at­tract in­ter­est (5) 3 Restyling at shop that’s the talk of Afghanistan (6) 4 Pic­ture a con­veyance (8) 5 Ne­ces­si­tate be­ing in late per­haps (6) 6 Com­pas­sion when about to steal may show hon­esty! (7) 7 Wa­ter sup­ply is ex­hausted but was used prof­itably (4-5) 11 Com­bined to make notes about it (9) 13 Sea­side strip where sore heel may be ex­posed (3,5) 14 Look­ing cross and con­spic­u­ous (7) 16 Strips for an eye-catch­ing ef­fect (6) 17 Air­craft at the end of a flight in the sky (6) 19 How one comes to con­fess (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Com­mu­ni­cate suc­cess­fully (3,6) 8 Teem­ing crowd (5) 9 Curved in­wards (7) 10 Men­di­cant (6) 11 Of su­pe­rior qual­ity (6) 12 De­tec­tive story (8) 15 Charged with strong emo­tion (8) 18 Too (6) 20 Sheen (6) 21 Time now pass­ing (7) 22 Fruit of oak (5) 23 Be­have fren­ziedly (2,7)

DOWN 2 No­table pe­riod of history (5) 3 North po­lar re­gion (6) 4 Critic of book, play etc. (8) 5 Pro­tect (6) 6 Off­spring (7) 7 Field of knowl­edge (9) 11 Con­fess all (4,5) 13 Head­ing in de­sired di­rec­tion (2,6) 14 In­ter­pre­ta­tion (7) 16 Weari­some (6) 17 Against (6) 19 Mav­er­ick (5)

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