the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 21 Agents get sealed or­ders (9) 28 Cap­tain Kidd per­haps lost his head in a rage (5) 29 Where Napoleon first saw the light (7) 10 Arms dis­played in a hos­tile way? (6) 11 Sit­u­a­tion a girl wanted (6) 12 Weighty stuff (8) 15 The rogue by mid-March is work­ing in jail (8) 18 Any­one in it is out (6) 20 Let gin pro­duce a thrill (6) 21 An open­ing act or pas­sage (7) 22 Ar­rest fol­lows from a quar­rel (3,2) 23 Drain­ing liq­uid food served with fish (9)

DOWN 02 Take sweet­heart and run (5) 03 Sim­u­lated tears shed by Zulu leader (6) 04 Prop­erly ad­justed car lights give good il­lu­mi­na­tion (3,5) 05 One of two stan­dard Soviet tools (6) 06 Stop a girl work­ing in a pub? (7) 07 Comic opera on the way in air trans­port (9) 11 They re­duce the risk of ac­ci­dents on flight (9) 13 The odds are that it’s al­most lunchtime (3,2,3) 14 A hole that needs no peg in (7) 16 Noth­ing do­ing? (6) 17 A gun­smith will add it to his stock (6) 19 Yet such mail does not con­sist of such let­ters (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 01 Made as fi­nal re­sort (4-5) 08 Warn­ing of dan­ger (5) 09 Dis­so­lu­tion of mar­riage (7) 10 World­wide (6) 11 Op­ti­cal il­lu­sion (6) 12 Some per­son or thing de­tested (8) 15 Short-lived things (8) 18 Meal (6) 20 Un­pre­ten­tious (6) 21 Eco­nom­i­cal (7) 22 Ridicu­lous pro­ceed­ings (5) 23 Ag­gres­sively de­fi­ant (9)

DOWN 02 Plea of hav­ing been else­where (5) 03 Prover­bially hard worker (6) 04 En­large­ment (8) 05 Small vil­lage (6) 06 Punter (7) 07 Sus­pect trick­ery (5,1,3) 11 Tem­po­rary ex­pe­di­ent (9) 13 Lawless (8) 14 A wild fancy (7) 16 Cro­quet or polo ham­mer (6) 17 Ar­du­ous (6) 19 A lus­trous silken fab­ric (5)

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