PUZ­ZLE 14405

CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Key groups? (7)

5 Gen­eral as­sis­tants set aside (5)

8 Wa­ter sup­ply ex­hausted but not squan­dered (4-5)

9 Run­ner in a vig­or­ous kind of win­ter sport (3)

10 Put care­lessly as friends come

round (4)

12 Bridge mas­ter gets a beat­ing

(8)

14 The spirit of France (6)

15 He has a sta­ble job (6)

17 It ca­pers about for ex­er­cise (8)

18 Live on a range (4)

21 Ro­bust no-non­sense ve­hi­cle

(3)

22 Crude oil in a USA state (9)

24 Re­move bear­ings after a time (5)

25 Fair play for car drivers (7)

DOWN

01 Part of the game is played in one end (5)

02 Love of games (3)

03 Lis­ten to this dis­tor­tion (4)

04 The agent ad­mits the gen­eral is lethar­gic (6)

05 Sur­prise shots in a melee (8)

06 He keeps still be­ing a man of spirit (9)

07 Ginger’s stupid laugh (7)

11 This is some­thing be­tween

Greece and Turkey (6,3)

13 Till peas per­haps to make

them sweet (8)

14 Sailor in strange place is

ef­fi­cient (7)

16 Pro­duced a pub­li­ca­tion and is

taken to court (6)

19 Some of them will come from

Basra (5)

20 No stranger to what dupes

may be? (4)

23 Re­spect for a regal method of

self-ex­pres­sion (3)

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