the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Com­poser of a num­ber in brash ar­range­ment (6) 4 One sports­man played by another (6) 9 Topi­cal change of view (7) 10 Right off the book shelf (5) 11 Over­grown; needs to be trimmed (5) 12 Held up though the road is fin­ished (7) 13 Stylish plas­tic (11) 18 Pitch of the roof? (7) 20 Many times dec­i­mal (5) 22 Roots de­velop into a trunk (5) 23 One must do it to sur­vive (7) 24 An­noy a learned cleric in­ter­rupt­ing with a prob­lem (6) 25 Hot tea he’d spilt (6)

DOWN

1 Pen­sive - about want­ing a fam­ily? (6) 2 A girl about to be­come a man (5) 3 Be match for a Shake­spearean role (7) 5 Score in match (5) 6 Old and bald ec­cen­tric? Could be (7) 7 Makes bet­ter re­pairs un­der di­rec­tion (6) 8 Leisurely ac­tiv­ity at the hunt ball? (4,7) 14 Hoped to rise from de­spair (7) 15 A job the French cre­ate for the preacher (7) 16 Twin found gold (6) 17 Ab­so­lutely de­nied in­volve­ment (6) 19 Nat­u­rally it rings the la­goon (5) 21 Un­ex­pected de­vel­op­ment in dance (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 In­ti­ma­tion (6) 4 Prej­u­diced (6) 9 Pre­vail­ing trend of opin­ion (7) 10 Re­served and haughty (5) 11 Nom­i­nal (5) 12 The pa­pal gov­ern­ment (7) 13 Be ex­actly what is needed (4,3,4) 18 Dis­ap­point (3,4) 20 Subter­ranean dwarf of folk­lore (5) 22 Un­usu­ally lux­u­ri­ous (5) 23 In­ten­sify (7) 24 Urge strongly (6) 25 Strongly built (6)

DOWN

1 Sub­tle dis­tinc­tion (6) 2 Con­sider (5) 3 Medium of com­mu­ni­ca­tion (7) 5 Not suit­able (5) 6 Im­pas­sive in ad­ver­sity (7) 7 To cham­pion (6) 8 Op­pres­sive (5-6) 14 Up to date with news etc. (2,5) 15 Im­por­tant per­son (3,4) 16 Pass by (6) 17 Un­ortho­dox doc­trine (6) 19 Dif­fer­ent (5) 21 Pro­pri­etor (5)

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