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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

21 Do not no­tice the lack of proper care (7) 25 Com­pound a poem about the team (5) 28 Growth of the new mo­tel site (9) 29 Mis­rep­re­sent the sit­u­a­tion of course (3) 10 Ini­tially Drake went astern;

now seen as un­wise (4) 12 Drunken Dane blun­ders into

tent that’s oc­cu­pied (8) 14 He has a case so tour is

rerouted (6) 15 He would be a draw­back to the

com­mand­ing of­fi­cer (6) 17 Or­ganic de­fence for the soul? (8) 18 Take pic­tures re­mov­ing cap of

French mil­i­tary (4) 21 Some arable agri­cul­tural land (3) 22 She’s very likely to have kids

(5,4) 24 In­di­cat­ing the right quar­ter (5) 25 A bird to fight and squab­ble (7)

DOWN

01 Called me in and ex­ploded (5) 02 Talk­ing - but it might be laugh­ing (3) 03 They are eaten jel­lied or else cooked (4) 04 Sum­mer’s sway (6) 05 Mu­si­cal show high spot for a worker (8) 06 Tease Lila about be­ing un­com­fort­able (3-2-4) 07 Chaps caught in foul deed are cor­rected (7) 11 Just buy­ing and sell­ing (4,5) 13 World-en­com­pass­ing is­sue over

north-eastern univer­sity (8) 14 Colour of Holmes’s study? (7) 16 A Spa­niard is taken for a Greek

(6) 19 Two in dif­fi­cul­ties be­ing pulled

along (2,3) 20 She’s a bit of a change from

Mary (4) 23 Out­board pro­pel­ler (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

01 North Amer­i­can puma (7) 05 Crim­i­nal de­cep­tion (5) 08 Morose­ness (3,6) 09 Bath (3) 10 Ac­cu­rate (4) 12 Hand­some (8) 14 A neck­er­chief (6) 15 Pre­sump­tu­ous (6) 17 Un­con­trol­lably ap­pre­hen­sive (2,1,5) 18 Sort (4) 21 Make un­able to move (3) 22 List­less (9) 24 Praise highly (5) 25 Small­est pos­si­ble (7)

DOWN

01 Promon­tory (5) 02 Zero (3) 03 Drag forcibly (4) 04 Deeply en­trenched (6) 05 Per­ma­nently (3,5) 06 Le­gal power (9) 07 Claire de Lune’s com­poser (7) 11 Hav­ing to con­tend with (2,7) 13 Com­par­i­son to show sim­i­lar­ity (8) 14 Maim (7) 16 Prey (6) 19 To shine (5) 20 Men­tal suf­fer­ing (4) 23 Pre­cious stone (3)

PUZ­ZLE 14537

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