CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS 1 Sys­tem­atic though brief in ex­am­i­na­tion (10) 6 Mu­si­cians for­bid­den to speak (4) 10 A group of com­pa­nies given credit (5) 11 They are pre­pared to im­prove ap­pear­ances (9) 12 Cite ways to de­velop Arc­tic wilder­ness (3,5) 13 To be paid noth­ing to fly (5) 15 Stu­dio that is later con­verted (7) 17 It’s a man in dis­tress. This may keep him go­ing (7) 19 An en­thu­si­ast to get on and flourish (7) 21 Go ahead and get caught ini­tially in deeper trou­ble (7) 22 Mount is in a bad way (5) 24 A vo­ra­cious reader (8) 27 Free of charge (9) 28 A back­wa­ter that’s far from sleepy? (5) 29 Struc­ture ripe for re­pair (4) 30 Com­mu­nity pay­ment (10) DOWN 1 Photo fin­ish? How dull! (4) 2 Staff of po­lice (9) 3 A sign that your car’s not work­ing? (2,3) 4 Enamelled cut­ter (7) 5 Raw­ness can pro­duce the wrong ones (7) 7 Ex­cuse of­fered for ab­sen­teeism (5) 8 Spec­i­fied an in­ten­tion on the wrong date (10) 9 Drink made Noel tipsy (8) 14 50 per cent off? (4,6) 16 Fan­cies a drink when in semire­tire­ment (8) 18 Or­der a beer in it; he’s likely to (9) 20 Hold in great af­fec­tion (7) 21 Stick out for what you’ve planned to do (7) 23 Ring in the nose as a hal­ter (5) 25 We ac­cept Henry as a mem­ber of the school (5) 26 Sound mea­sures of sup­port for this achieve­ment (4)

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