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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Bor­ing job for the gun­maker

con­cerned with ac­cu­racy (7) 5 She gets let­ters from Alice (5) 8 Cer­tainly con­fi­dent (7,1,5) 9 Strain of a grave com­mit­ment?

(5) 10Let­ters from a chest I sorted out

(7) 11I’m tak­ing a cer­tain at­ti­tude to levy

(6) 12No pegs put out for wash­ing (6) 15A shade un­suit­able for wet

weather (7) 17At­tack with broken stone (5) 19En­thu­si­as­tic trav­eller frowned

upon nowa­days (3,3,3,4) 20Crack up? (5) 21He does noth­ing to hurt in­dus­try

(7)

DOWN

1 Quar­relled when we were in­cluded

in the staff (5) 2 It’s tense, but what’s ahead

couldn’t be bet­ter (6,7) 3 De­creas­ing work­ers (7) 4 It al­lows ac­cess to the French

confectionery (6) 5 Re­cruit acted badly (5) 6 Store of jokes - or one that is

re­ally ridicu­lous (8,5) 7 Per­former makes a start that is

dif­fer­ent (7) 11 For re­form, a lit­tle brat gets bent

over (7) 13 Ini­tia­tor of en­ter­prise needs one in

sup­port (7) 14 Fresh petals set out on the ta­ble

(6) 16 A seat to put in the sun (5) 18 Num­ber in tour round royal house

(5)

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