CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS 1 He sticks up for his em­ployer (10) 8 The price of a suit (5) 9 Chap un­fit to work on a tough pa­per (7) 10 It’s not a pos­i­tive an­swer (7) 11 Fall into part of the main cur­rent (5) 12 One who de­serves what he gets (6) 14 Con­demns strikes (6) 17 Beastly Holst com­po­si­tion (5) 19 Top clue put out eight times (7) 21 Po­si­tion right for mil­i­tary leader (7) 22 Goes out of play (5) 23 Con­tests in which no one goes the dis­tance (5,5) DOWN 2 To an ex­tent it’s of Iran’s mak­ing (2,2,3) 3 Turns the ta­bles (5) 4 Re­fur­bished room in mid-blue or gilt dec­o­ra­tion (6) 5 One isn’t put out by it but it’s a strain (7) 6 Priest in church demon­strates holy me­mento (5) 7 Ad­vo­cates act­ing on brief in­struc­tions (10) 8 It does busi­ness in more than one way (6,4) 13 Latch that is about right (7) 15 Ac­coun­tant has added a charge on a whim (7) 16 Many in­clude an al­ter­na­tive to be­ing ill (6) 18 Ten­der pro­posal (5) 20 A let­ter is all the thanks you get (5)

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