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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Left out of le­git­i­mate dread (5) 4 The way that leads to con­flict (7) 8 Re­turned to strike a blow for

equal­ity (3) 9 Kids drink it (5,4) 10 Weep with the last bro­ken glass

(7) 11 Serv­ing in them is a pri­vate job (5) 13 An in­trigu­ing plan? (6) 15 The vil­lage min­is­ter holds twins

(6) 18 Seat of learn­ing? (5) 19 Ves­sel after dis­pute put back in

ser­vice (7) 21 Ex­tremely clever in the ring

per­haps (9) 23 It be­longs to us though partly

yours (3) 24 Lis­tens out for re­cruits (7) 25 What one is not well out of? (5)

DOWN

1 Views the phases of the moon

per­haps (7) 2 Un­usu­ally soft hairy shrub (9) 3 Come down on fire (5) 4 In­ef­fec­tively ev­ery seven days we

hear (6) 5 Book store (7) 6 Egyp­tian name of some spe­cial

in­ter­est (3) 7 Yet they take longer if com­pleted

with­out a hitch! (5) 12 Close ac­quain­tance (9) 14 Rolling Stones? (7) 16 Re­veals I have a thou­sand shares

(7) 17 Goes into liq­ui­da­tion when

work­ing hard (6) 18 A line from first con­sul in Elba

up­heaval (5) 20 Cer­e­monies said to pro­duce

priv­i­leges (5) 22 Not be­ing well I will be con­cise (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Not eas­ily bent (5) 4 A ru­mour (7) 8 Be mis­taken (3) 9 In re­spect of (2,7) 10 Young hare (7) 11 Be rel­e­vant (5) 13 Near (4,2) 15 Folk (6) 18 Make in­sis­tent de­mand (5) 19 North African coun­try (7) 21 Worth men­tion­ing (2,5,2) 23 Eval­u­ate (3) 24 Os­ten­si­ble rea­son (7) 25 Ahead of sched­ule (5)

DOWN

1 Se­cret pro­ce­dure (7) 2 The op­po­site way round (2,7) 3 A ta­lent (5) 4 Af­fec­tion (6) 5 Thank­less per­son (7) 6 Equal foot­ing (3) 7 Pre­car­i­ous (5) 12 Try to con­ceal (fault) (5,4) 14 Sur­round ag­gres­sively (7) 16 Plumb (7) 17 Fraud­u­lent scheme (6) 18 Ac­com­mo­date (3,2) 20 So­cial blun­der (5) 22 Bring an ac­tion against (3)

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