the cross­words

PUZ­ZLE 14605

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Wrap­per of a pi­rate jour­nal (6,5) 9 This month ev­ery­one is to get ready to work (7) 10 Be ex­tremely vo­cal (5) 11 Not the sole or­der dogs learn to obey (4) 12 Guard dis­patched one with a half-nel­son (8) 14 Qui­etly yearn for ta­ble linen (6) 16 As a whole where di­plo­mats ex­cel (6) 18 Po­lit­i­cal favours? (8) 19 We’re re­formed in jug (4) 22 He’s ab­sorbed in a steel merger (5) 23 Paul is con­fused about a border flower (7) 24 It’s safe to say where card play­ers’ suc­cess lies (2,4,5)

DOWN

2 The out­come is to go to law(5) 3 It’s made to take medicine that sounds dis­gust­ing (4) 4 Wave put in the hair (6) 5 Etch­ing - or a wa­terco lour? (8) 6 Points to raise in a re­pub­lic (7) 7 They tend to work af­ter dark (5,6) 8 Put in a word for the work­ing classes (11) 13 Per­son who talks one roundto see mu­si­cal work (8) 15 A let­tered chap af­ter a job (7) 17 Barked shrilly or deeply when dis­turbed (6) 20 Ban­daged an in­jury? (5) 21 Cap­i­tal mail or­der (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Day­break (5,2,4) 9 Dar­ing feat (7) 10 An Ital­ian sauce (5) 11 The chances (4) 12 Dis­agree­ment (8) 14 Cel­e­brated (6) 16 Gen­tle breeze (6) 18 Hard metal, aka wol­fram (8) 19 Made haste (4) 22 Re­lat­ing to birds (5) 23 Un­fa­mil­iar (7) 24 A few times (4,2,5)

DOWN

2 Swift (5) 3 Un­friendly (4) 4 Set of clothes (6) 5 Un­der­priv­i­leged (8) 6 Sharp in re­tort (7) 7 Re­lease pent-up feel­ings (3,3,5) 8 Op­pressed (11) 13 Pest (8) 15 Large house (7) 17 Smaller in size or amount (6) 20 Infectious fright (5) 21 Top of a slope (4)

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