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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Sturdy flower, first of the year (6) 4 Kind of li­cence needed for ace

pilot’s aer­o­bat­ics (8) 9 Watched United com­pete for

lead­er­ship (6) 10 Fish and in­sects turn a drab colour

(8) 12 Con­fi­dence trick­ster’s aim spells

trou­ble (2-2) 13 Move stealth­ily as a rat­tlesnake

(5) 14 Quiet lit­tle man mak­ing money (4) 17 They take in­ter­est in their work

(12) 20 Ev­i­dently one not rep­re­sented by

an­other (4-8) 23 Still shar­ing the points (4) 24 Body in the bag­gage (5) 25 Duck leaves lake (4) 28 By which rail­ways earn ex­tra

money? (8) 29 Order still from a pho­tog­ra­pher?

(4,2) 30 Called at­ten­tion to be­ing un­der

ten­sion (8) 31 Staff of of­fice? (6)

DOWN

1 Make minute economies? (4,4) 2 Com­pleted more than once? That’s

too much (8) 3 Hold a strong po­si­tion (4) 5 Get­ting into deep wa­ter? (7,5) 6 Aunt cooked fish (4) 7 It’s bought by the me­tre but worn

out by the foot (6) 8 Stop and fire (3,3) 11 In­tru­sion which may spoil the

re­cep­tion (12) 15 Why ped­lars ad­mit­ted hav­ing

over­sold a prod­uct (5) 16 Re­act clum­sily in box­ing (5) 18 Lend a car out for a pe­riod of

twelve months (8) 19 They make the least and most

ef­fort on a track (8) 21 It comes be­tween op­pos­ing sides

(6) 22 A nurse needs to be

com­pas­sion­ate (6) 26 Pals fall out in the moun­tains (4) 27 Game re­serves (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Gravely se­date (6) 4 Deeply mov­ing (8) 9 An in­con­gru­ous mix­ture (6) 10 Alien­ate (8) 12 Op­posed to (4) 13 Trap (5) 14 En­dure (4) 17 Fly­ing at very low al­ti­tude (12) 20 Un­emo­tional (6-2-4) 23 Gather as har­vest (4) 24 First public ap­pear­ance (5) 25 Face of a clock (4) 28 Spice from a tree bark (8) 29 Land­locked cen­tral African coun­try (6) 30 Per­son of con­se­quence (8) 31 Pur­pose (6)

DOWN

1 Fel­low-feel­ing (8) 2 Lib­er­al­ity of in­ter­pre­ta­tion (8) 3 En­counter (4) 5 Un­ruly (12) 6 In­flu­en­tial teacher (4) 7 Yearly (6) 8 For­mal in­ter­na­tional agree­ment (6) 11 Fi­nal hope­less im­passe (3,2,3,4) 15 Tree associated with Le­banon (5) 16 Pow­dered to­bacco (5) 18 In­con­stant (8) 19 An un­wa­ver­ing par­ti­san (8) 21 A sum­mary (6) 22 Large wine bot­tle (6) 26 Style of cloth­ing (4) 27 Prin­ci­pal (4)

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