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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

01 Re­mains in rows (6) 04 A pro­fes­sional apt to ben­e­fit (6) 09 Swinger’s bar (7) 10 You’ll find Arabs around this city (5) 11 Plant that means a great deal to us (5) 12 Don’t ap­prove; but is liked some­how (7) 13 His prod­ucts are re­ally wicked (11) 18 Fruit that’s new to Capri (7) 20 Ocean-tossed pad­dle boat (5) 22 Care noth­ing for ridicule (5) 23 Ac­cepts an­other con­tract and quits (7) 24 Thought it would be back in time (6) 25 News­pa­per­man found to be in dire trou­ble (6)

DOWN

01 Pay for a seat (6) 02 Re­spond to a trace of dif­fer­ence (5) 03 De­lighted when record rise took the pres­sure off (7) 05 Un­usu­ally sober at­tire (5) 06 Num­ber set about mak­ing the in­te­rior cheer­ful (7) 07 Re­fined east­ern taste in china ser­vice (3,3) 08 Un­called-for cor­re­spon­dence (4,7) 14 Where to find duty-free dry wine (7) 15 Charged for a small vol­ume shown as sec­ond­hand (7) 16 Was not pre­pared to be de­tec­tive’s as­sis­tant (6) 17 Screen off in church (6) 19 Is un­able to write long song (5) 21 Lancelot for ex­am­ple loses his head in the dark (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

01 Wa­ter down (6) 04 Ship (6) 09 Deer meat (7) 10 Higher in place (5) 11 Puc­cini opera (5) 12 Make amends for (7) 13 De­pend­able last re­sort (5,6) 18 Sin­is­ter (7) 20 List (5) 22 Ring-shaped co­ral reef (5) 23 Badly matched (7) 24 Be in­de­ci­sive (6) 25 Ar­rival (6)

DOWN

01 Ded­i­cate (6) 02 Golf course (5) 03 Over and above needs (2,5) 05 Fit out (5) 06 High­est singing voice (7) 07 Pantry (6) 08 Out of favour (5,1,5) 14 Main­tain re­sis­tance (4,3) 15 De­lib­er­ately ig­nore (3,4) 16 On a ship (6) 17 Piece of small shot (6) 19 Treach­er­ous (5) 21 Merely phys­i­cal (5)

PUZ­ZLE 14181

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