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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

01 Ap­proach­ing re­sort of St Malo (6)

04 Parental cou­ple taken round an

in­ter­na­tional wa­ter­way (6)

09 Smart ef­fort sur­rounds a city (7)

10 Chopper blade go­ing to and fro (5)

11 Peo­ple count on them to send them to sleep (5)

12 An empty form of rec­om­pense (7)

13 It is un­beat­able at the card ta­ble (3,2,6)

18 It’s a heap of use to gar­den­ers (7)

20 Gym­nas­tic an­i­mal (5)

22 Study French (5)

23 Re­turn jour­neys to the Aus­tralian bush? (7)

24 It comes to the fore in the footwear industry (6)

25 What bleach will do when it is brought in (6)

DOWN

01 02 A Com­plexway to gain net­work ad­mis­sion­holds one (6)

source of oil (5)

03 A set pre­lim­i­nary (7)

05 Right to go in a light dress (5)

06 New part or­dered in Bel­gium (7)

07 Lend a cer­tain sparkle (6) 08 Con­test the cap­i­tal­is­tic the­sis

(11) 14 Put in­come down or work it out

elec­tron­i­cally (7)

15 Re­move all traces (7) 16 A sound char­ac­ter­is­tic of many

for­eign­ers (6) 17 An un­pop­u­lar Amer­i­can in a

jacket (6)

19 Work-time en­ter­tain­ment (5)

21 Cook a sort of stew (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

01 Re­served and mod­est (6)

04 Like bet­ter (6)

09 Sup­ple­ment to a will (7)

10 Sud­den un­con­trol­lable fear (5)

11 i.e. (2,3)

12 With every­thing in­cluded (3,4)

13 Agree things are now even (4,2,5)

18 To free from blame (7)

20 Not func­tion­ing (5)

22 Area of in­def­i­nite ex­tent (5)

23 Huge (7)

24 In good spir­its (6)

25 Im­pas­sive (6)

DOWN

01 Du­plic­ity (6)

02 Tiny gnat­like fly (5)

03 Per­for­mance of mu­sic (7)

05 Ward off (5)

06 Dis­cover (4,3)

07 Grow less (6)

08 Defuse ten­sion by dis­cus­sion (5,3,3)

14 In jeop­ardy (2,5)

15 Di­shev­elled (7)

16 North Euro­pean sea (6)

17 Be present at (6)

19 Sub­se­quent (5)

21 In­volv­ing pun­ish­ment (5)

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