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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 1 The pat­tern of old China (6) 4 Vouch for the ac­count many tried falsely (8) 9 Un­able to see scat­tered group of stars (6) 10 Play without stress (8) 12 Swing till dizzy (4) 13 Coun­try has right to moun­tain range (5) 14 Mount hotly tipped when it runs (4) 17 Get a move on and stamp out gar­rulity? (4,2,3,3) 20 A butch­ery firm owned by a com­bine? (5,7) 23 Game bird? (4) 24 Enor­mous sol­dier ant (5) 25 This man gets a seat (4) 28 Fail to no­tice what su­per­vi­sors do (8) 29 She plays a Shake­spearean part for the net­work (6) 30 Push the boat out and de­part (5,3) 31 Avoided po­ten­tial duel with ed­i­tor (6) DOWN 1 El­e­vat­ing de­vice that may go over well (8) 2 Stuck for some means of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion? (8) 3 Rings about the Ital­ian art ex­hibits per­haps (4) 5 Un­likely to be pa­tient much longer? (12) 6 It’s used to catch small river fish (4) 7 Note the world short­age (6) 8 It is twice raised by an out­stand­ing pain­ter (6) 11 Post­pon­ing a mis­take on the green? (7,2,3) 15 Mov­ing arm up and down (5) 16 Grand aunt looks hag­gard (5) 18 Given and ide­ally shouldn’t be paid back (8) 19 Crooked men about to plot in an un­der­ground vault (8) 21 Tol­er­ates Burns? (6) 22 Re­sign be­cause of one’s self-im­age? (6) 26 A shade sor­row­ful (4) 27 Loss from a strike (4)

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