the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Worn by sol­diers for clean­ing drains? (8) 5 Rus­tic’s fam­ily deserts him what a blow! (4) 9 A long time to muse (5) 10 He has no il­lu­sions about be­ing on a roll (7) 11 In­duced to be­come re­li­gious? (3,2,7) 13 Take cover (6) 14 Ar­range sit-ins to make re­peated de­mands (6) 17 With fear past, re­sume ins and outs of daily life (7,5) 20 Not the sort of gear for go-ahead peo­ple (7) 21 A point of view ex­pressed in stage whis­per (5) 22 Top player yet only a begin­ner (4) 23 Pre­sum­ably he was happy while paint­ing (8)

DOWN

1 Harry on the gui­tar (4) 2 Ill-starred men of com­merce (7) 3 Spir­ited au­thors? (12) 4 In­vest when car­ried up East (6) 6 To join one goes to the cap­i­tal of Eng­land (5) 7 They suf­fer from wrongly ap­plied pain test (8) 8 It may re­sult not only in the weather break­ing (7,5) 12 Doesn’t keep the orches­tra to­gether (8) 15 First sanc­tion it in writ­ing (7) 16 Good when the glass is go­ing up (6) 18 Give out the cen­tre part of text due for re­vi­sion (5) 19 Be heard to ques­tion lo­ca­tion of clothes (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 `Say­ing lit­tle (8) 5 Ill-con­sid­ered (4) 9 Large stringed in­stru­ment (5) 10 Pro­gress­ing by de­grees (7) 11 Dis­missed un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously (3,2,4,3) 13 Us­able power (6) 14 Econ­omy (6) 17 Full of sus­pense (5-7) 20 A mos­quito-borne dis­ease (7) 21 To stroll (5) 22 Con­sider (4) 23 Im­pas­sioned (8)

DOWN

1 Horse’s sad­dle, bri­dle etc. (4) 2 Con­spire fraud­u­lently (7) 3 Main road (12) 4 Tract of coun­try (6) 6 En­ter­tain (5) 7 Bois­ter­ous mer­ri­ment (8) 8 Reach de­sired stan­dard (4,3,5) 12 A re­cent ar­rival (8) 15 Base (7) 16 Dis­play os­ten­ta­tiously (6) 18 Creek (5) 19 Aban­doned (4)

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