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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

01 Noisy out­burst of four voices (10) 08 Stiff res­o­lu­tion shown in dis­putes (5) 09 The pound is to a cer­tain amount flex­i­ble (7) 10 They aim to get her into the bright lights (7) 11 Dance from Burma (5) 12 Com­pan­ion of an Amer­i­can star (6) 14 Avenge mas­sacre in Switzer­land (6) 17 An op­po­nent of the Ye­men per­haps (5) 19 Take steps to keep down (7) 21 RC us­ing a form of bad lan­guage (7) 22 Re­lay per­haps in good time (5) 23 There’s op­po­si­tion since rates were changed (10)

DOWN

02 Cap­tain maybe in com­mand in present sit­u­a­tion (7) 03 Prob­lem for an agony aunt in a mag­a­zine? (5) 04 Strangely silent re­cruit (6) 05 Keep giv­ing no­tice (7) 06 Wife comes up about to be an­gry (5) 07 Please try anew one at a time (10) 08 Dam­aged car in tense pass­ing sit­u­a­tion (10) 13 School sub­ject taken by the sick? (7) 15 Price I’m pre­pared to give a quack doc­tor (7) 16 Steps in the de­vel­op­ment of Wells Fargo? (6) 18 Queen El­iz­a­beth right or wrong (5) 20 Boxing ring takes an age to erect (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

01 Give or­der for ac­tion (3,3,4) 08 Un­sta­ble (5) 09 Pop­u­lar gar­den flower (7) 10 Springy (7) 11 Cor­re­spond (5) 12 Re­cently (6) 14 Fire­side (6) 17 Jeer (5) 19 Much sought af­ter (7) 21 A sud­den rise (7) 22 Cheer­ful (5) 23 Get down to busi­ness (4,6)

DOWN

02 Re­sis­tant to per­sua­sion (7) 03 Lovers’ meet­ing (5) 04 Look for as one’s due (6) 05 Shock grossly (7) 06 Giver (5) 07 Fix a date for mar­riage (4,3,3) 08 Ex­plain mat­ter in de­tail (5,2,3) 13 Word-for-word (7) 15 Train of at­ten­dants (7) 16 View favourably (6) 18 Both­ered (5) 20 Peak of a cap (5)

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