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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 21 Dag­ger mark ru­ins blouse (6) 24 Only men go in at such a meet­ing (8) 29 Wit of a tur­bu­lent priest (6) 10 Pi­lot takes time in the

econ­omy sec­tion (8) 12 We must ad­mit th­ese birds

can’t fly (4) 13 Fine for a play­ground tyrant?

(5) 14 Stom­ach or shoul­der (4) 17 Trans­la­tion I put out in pass­ing

(12) 20 Se­cure op­tion to pro­vide state

of bal­ance (12) 23 Join me as or­dered (4) 24 Looked ahead hav­ing be­gun to

go back (5) 25 Cover used by an Amer­i­can

gang­ster (4) 28 Raised per­mis­sion to study in

re­turn (8) 29 Patchy pic­ture of a law­giver

(6) 30 A sweet smile on a new

devel­op­ment (8) 31 Re­cede in or­der (6) DOWN 01 Light en­ter­tain­ment to re­peat all over the place (8) 02 Mar­riage or adop­tion (8) 03 Sin­gle place of am­mu­ni­tion (4) 05 Let beer on top fer­ment. It gets the cap off (6-6) 06 A stretcher to boot (4) 07 Rep­u­ta­tion in­her­ent in the Span­ish paint (6) 08 They hold an al­ter­na­tive opin­ion (6) 11 One of the smoothest parts of

the course (7,5) 15 Legally pre­vent some

dis­hon­est op­po­nents (5) 16 Con­tent to lie very qui­etly in

dry grass (5) 18 Is around, per­haps, but it

dis­ap­peared ages ago (8) 19 Prob­lem of pain (8) 21 David’s in the ser­vices (6) 22 Mother re­gret­tably has to

re­turn a greet­ing (6) 26 Carve a large slice of meat (4) 27 Money for one on the staff (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 01 Neg­li­gent (6) 04 Most en­joy­able fea­ture (4,4) 09 Pre­fer (6) 10 In­fi­nite time (8) 12 In­fre­quent (4) 13 Dif­fer­ent (5) 14 To in­cline (4) 17 Brave a hos­tile re­cep­tion (4,3,5) 20 Long un­nec­es­sary rig­ma­role (4,3,5) 23 Pel­lets of frozen rain (4) 24 Thick solid piece (5) 25 Widely held but false no­tion (4) 28 Shy (8) 29 Large leop­ard-like cat (6) 30 Per­son of im­por­tance (8) 31 Pos­i­tively (6) DOWN 01 Rab­ble (4-4) 02 In­de­pen­dent-minded per­son (8) 03 In­cen­tive (4) 05 With good chance of win­ning (2,3,7) 06 Large group of cat­tle (4) 07 A hedg­ing shrub (6) 08 Weari­some (6) 11 Re­in­forced (12) 15 Con­de­scend (5) 16 Friv­o­lous (5) 18 Barely (4,4) 19 Lack of vi­tal­ity (8) 21 Re­frain (6) 22 Prey (6) 26 Dull and bor­ing (4) 27 Highly ex­ag­ger­ated (4)

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