CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS

01 Un­sus­pected faults that weaken one’s stand­ing (4,2,4) 06 Record fin­ish of race (4) 10 Pest pos­si­bly slain in the gar­den (5) 11 It gives time for mu­sic (9) 12 Ex­press dis­sat­is­fac­tion with a break in ser­vice (8) 13 It’s not clear it’s chang­ing in my case (5) 15 Slipped away un­usu­ally pleased (7) 17 Not a sub­ject put on in ad­vance (7) 19 To look one’s years re­quires no­bil­ity (7) 21 In­ter­venes in mea­sure to con­front crime (5,2) 22 Teacher’s pet al­most (5) 24 One way of say­ing one doesn’t like it? (8) 27 Not a pro­tracted ro­mance? (9) 28 Spin a yarn (5) 29 Shock­ing swim­mers (4) 30 It makes a top­ping sweet (5,5)

DOWN

01 Refuse to eat quickly (4) 02 Van­ish with girl qui­etly so to speak (9) 03 Deck or dock (5) 04 Or­der the am­bi­tious of­fi­cer hopes to get (7) 05 Not many can pro­vide a word of op­po­site mean­ing (7) 07 Lit­tle mat­ters as Tom found out (5) 08 Ex­tremely slen­der for ex­am­ple; that’s about all (10) 09 A hun­dred men come in pre­pared to start (8) 14 A sober habit (10) 16 Pain­less treat­ment for an­i­mals (8) 18 En­gaged in ren­o­va­tion or do­ing noth­ing about it (9) 20 A com­mod­ity ex­ten­sively used (7) 21 She has vis­ited an un­li­censed drink­ing es­tab­lish­ment (7) 23 Joiner’s in­stru­ment giv­ing an­gles that aren’t right (5) 25 Grounds worth see­ing one hears (5) 26 High­light in the the­atri­cal world (4)

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