the cross­words

PUZZLE 14593

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Ghana fits an un­usual con­cept of Asian coun­try (11) 9 How happy cow­boys might be? (7) 10 Per­mit a chap on the base (5) 11 Too wrapped up in lo­cal so­ci­ety (4) 12 Win­dow pro­vid­ing ven­ti­la­tion and il­lu­mi­na­tion (8) 14 Wor­shipped bus­tle and colour (6) 16 Who had or­dered a seat on a Jumbo? (6) 18 Each vies des­per­ately and is suc­cess­ful (8) 19 It’s a very good head­light (4) 22 In­side ac­com­mo­da­tion (5) 23 Learned man or learn­ing young­ster (7) 24 A patchy lot of comics? (6,5)

DOWN

2 Frus­trates con­struc­tion of fencing equip­ment (5) 3 Vic­tor gets an em­brace and a ring (4) 4 The coun­try has no right to open a road (6) 5 All is not as it should be in the stud (8) 6 Main­tained a mem­ber took part in a crooked deal (7) 7 Gain ad­van­tage with ap­pro­pri­ate mil­i­tary mu­sic (5,1,5) 8 It may re­ceive calls to change the man­age­ment (11) 13 A set­back re­sult­ing from sev­eral dif­fer­ent rea­sons ini­tially (8) 15 Shake­spearean char­ac­ter (7) 17 The sound of the Bea­tles? (6) 20 Amid rag­tag lowlife it’s shin­ing brightly (5) 21 Over­cook the fish? (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Have an ar­gu­ment (5,6) 9 Come to grief (7) 10 Pre­text (5) 11 As much as (4) 12 Rel­e­vant (8) 14 To guar­an­tee (6) 16 Out of sight (6) 18 Hasty and care­less (8) 19 In­cite by en­cour­age­ment (4) 22 A tenth part (5) 23 Search thor­oughly (7) 24 Con­sid­er­able sum of money (6,5)

DOWN

2 Awaken (5) 3 Team (4) 4 Text of play, film etc. (6) 5 Semi-dra­matic choral work (8) 6 Re­garded as a god (7) 7 Un­avoid­ably (2,9) 8 Com­pro­mise (4-3-4) 13 De­gree of slope (8) 15 Se­verely dam­age (7) 17 Large fish-eat­ing hawk (6) 20 Per­son’s in­tel­lec­tual ca­pac­ity (5) 21 At any time (4)

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