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PUZ­ZLE 14544

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

21 He catches some­one us­ing top gear on a hill (6) 24 Many Nazis were armed with this (8) 29 Sound rea­son to stay in a re­sort (6) 10 Like one treat­ing Ida with scorn? (8) 12 Turn­ing point in a rev­o­lu­tion (4) 13 A test for the fit (3-2) 14 Un­tidy place to note as an eye­sore (4) 17 Per­haps even I could be afraid here (12) 20 You’d feel bet­ter with­out them (4,2,6) 23 I would be the last to bring this up (4) 24 Chap is af­ter a thou­sand in for­eign cap­i­tal (5) 25 Yard or square mea­sure (4) 28 He may pass on what he knows (8) 29 Hon­ours damsel in dis­tress (6) 30 Ex­cep­tion­ally an­i­mated and sparkling stuff (8) 31 Poi­son in one’s ear - that can be alarm­ing (6)

DOWN

01 The play­ers get off but he’s stranded (8) 02 Girl and writer run off to marry (8) 03 One shouldn’t lie un­der it (4) 05 Arms of the fight­ing ser­vices (7,2,3) 06 Dies about eleven per­haps (4) 07 It’s nat­u­ral to find a ho­tel and eat out (6) 08 Per­former who al­ways takes a bow (6) 11 Hav­ing no out­stand­ing com­mit­ments (4,4,4) 15 Sticky food like baby’s beef ex­tract (5) 16 Lives wrongly pro­duc­ing so­cial prob­lems (5) 18 Cov­ers too many cir­cuits (8) 19 He kills a cou­ple of fools in the end (8) 21 Have an ally in Fred maybe (6) 22 Food in hand (6) 26 Set up a cap­i­tal ar­range­ment (4) 27 Refuse to al­low a free vote (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

01 Rob­bery on the high seas (6) 04 De­ceit­ful per­son (3-5) 09 Neg­li­gently in­ert (6) 10 Un­com­pli­men­tary crit­i­cism (8) 12 Egress (4) 13 Strained (5) 14 Mer­ri­ment (4) 17 One who talks too much (12) 20 In­cred­i­ble (6,6) 23 Peak (4) 24 Take with­out right (5) 25 Pre­dis­po­si­tion (4) 28 Au­to­crat (8) 29 Deep shade of blue (6) 30 Wol­fram (8) 31 Op­ti­mistic (6)

DOWN

01 Ca­sual on­looker (6-2) 02 Act of re­tal­i­a­tion (8) 03 In­sin­cere moral talk (4) 05 Achieves re­mark­able re­sults (5,7) 06 Sta­ble gear (4) 07 Able to move freely (6) 08 Prefer­ably (6) 11 Stern un­sym­pa­thetic na­ture (5,2,5) 15 Peer Gynt’s au­thor (5) 16 Ex­or­bi­tant (5) 18 Caus­ing dis­agree­ment (8) 19 Branch (8) 21 Bri­g­and (6) 22 Guid­ing light (6) 26 Be ac­cepted as ad­e­quate (4) 27 Break sud­denly (4)

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