CRYPTIC CLUES

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1 The crim­i­nal is also a healer (9) 8 Idler up­set and ir­ri­tated (5) 9 Make economies in vain (7) 10 Prom­ise fa­ther a part in the play (6) 11 Fault and de­fault (6) 12 Writes one’s first let­ters (8) 15 Do with­out work in the phar­macy (8) 18 Sci­ence that puts healthy colour in a lad (6) 20 A wave that flat­tens out (6) 21 One who hears and sums up all the ac­counts (7) 22 Though in­ert per­haps it is of grow­ing im­por­tance (5) 23 Not al­to­gether how an un­der­grad­u­ate is work­ing? (2,1,6)

DOWN

2 Ex­pe­di­tion has only half a tent (5) 3 Out­stand­ing work of art (6) 4 Drink is turned down within the of­fice (8) 5 It doesn’t de­scribe the present school­boy (6) 6 There’s no place for him (4-3) 7 Very sad; it may turn into mis­for­tune (9) 11 Do not dare to make a cos­metic for use by men (9) 13 Head­ing for the frozen wastes or stuck in them (8) 14 Keep away from oth­ers (7) 16 Peep­hole for viewer to lease (6) 17 A bit of a racket in pearls or horses (6) 19 A hang­ing sym­bol may dis­turb one so (5)

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