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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

01 Dar­ing clothes in­clude leather (7) 05 Where a saint still has some stand­ing (5) 08 Frank­ness rec­om­mended by elo­cu­tion­ists (5,8) 09 Girl takes on a hair­dress­ing busi­ness (5) 10 Fol­low­ing points go to the pros­e­cu­tion (7) 11 Thief’s un­usual charm (6) 12 Harry has a right to be held by Maud (6) 15 Plan­ning the way when tour­ing around (7) 17 Com­pe­ti­tions for groups of peo­ple (5) 19 One may be orally ex­am­ined in it (8,5) 20 Mea­sure right round (5) 21 Stays if made con­tent (7)

DOWN

01 One knows them to be well-in­formed (5) 02 Hot-look­ing ath­lete or climber (7,6) 03 Games pe­ri­ods (7) 04 Tree as old as the Ark (6) 05 Gets close to hav­ing lis­ten­ing de­vice put in quar­ters (5) 06 Fa­gin’s pupils were mem­bers of it (8,5) 07 Busy news­pa­per chief swal­lows an egg salad (7) 11 Light shadow on the log hearth (7) 13 Al­most a month be­fore a bed bears fruit (7) 14 A new stage set­ting may in­clude them (6) 16 Flag on hos­pi­tal for na­tives of Dublin (5) 18 Sprin­kle wa­ter on some flow­ers (5)

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