CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

01 Or­der to start shoot­ing in bat­tle (6) 04 The con­verse of the Drones’ Club? (4,4) 09 Eric goes wild about the French girl (6) 10 Force units into de­fen­sive po­si­tions (8) 12 They may part with a smile (4) 13 Hid­ing place many yearn to find (5) 14 It’s bent on sub­mis­sion (4) 17 Re­leased a big erup­tion - it’s

un­pleas­ant (12) 20 Talk of the na­tives (6,6) 23 Were made to hold wa­ter (4) 24 Im­prove on a re­pair (5) 25 His purse pro­vides in­cen­tive (4) 28 Case in which ev­ery­one is in­volved in

the trial (3,5) 29 El­der in sore dis­tress (6) 30 I can read some­how in bright light (8) 31 Po­si­tion in which a man takes notes (6)

DOWN

01 Touch­ing award (8) 02 He’s not on speak­ing terms with his broth­ers (8) 03 They take one over wa­ter or round a point (4) 05 An or­der for des­patch (5,7) 06 Some the­o­ries Pythago­ras had to ob­serve (4) 07 Giv­ing public­ity to Bach’s fa­mous vi­o­lin piece (6) 08 Lot of Arabs (6) 11 Con­front the orchestra - or the crit­ics (4,3,5) 15 Shel­ter from snow (5) 16 Share out ev­ery­one has to come up for (5) 18 Mummy’s na­tion­al­ity (8) 19 Ex­change of repar­tee that will bear fruit (4,4) 21 Sort of tureen that’s nei­ther one thing nor an­other (6) 22 Free beer held up but put down again (6) 26 He put in a word of thanks for the god­dess (4) 27 One af­ter an­other (4)

PUZ­ZLE 14208

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