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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Un­der­stood one to be in diplo­macy (5) 4 Var­i­ous pages lead us to a fa­mous horse (7) 8 Desert crea­ture (3) 9 I’m in time to get a let­ter of im­pro­vi­sa­tion (9) 10 Bill and Cyril in­volved in mak­ing tex­tiles (7) 11 Thought­less when dizzy (5) 13 For­mer top ten­nis player said to be bet­ter (6) 15 The price of sav­ing derelict manors (6) 18 Af­ter six it’s not in or­der to call (5) 19 Fail­ure of French um­pire’s ten­nis call (7) 21 Out in Spring? Yes (9) 23 Trans­port of in­ter­nal com­bus­tion (3) 24 Di­vi­sion has key men mounted out­side (7) 25 Give some­one a sharp re­minder? (5) DOWN 1 Up­set a caterer in a do­mes­tic row (7) 2 Drops of wa­ter that will harm the eyes (9) 3 Dif­fi­culty in hear­ing (5) 4 Fa­ther quick to get high re­li­gious of­fice (6) 5 East Euro­pean coun­try that’s stated in US (7) 6 Fool takes a ret­ro­grade | step (3) 7 Learn­ing duty’s to be changed (5) 12 Bud’s tired out hav­ing been roused from sleep (9) 14 Show much in­ter­est then change oc­cu­pa­tion (7) 16 Pain­ter out in sea mist (7) 17 Not in con­trol yet I draft a new or­der (6) 18 Saves wrecked ves­sels (5) 20 He ran a novel crim­i­nal class (5) 22 Suit­able ma­te­rial for cheap news­pa­per (3)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 In­sur­gent (5) 4 A fre­quent bat­tle­ground (7) 8 Pro­hibit (3) 9 Com­plete re­ver­sal of opin­ion (5-4) 10 Us­ing few words (7) 11 An ac­cu­mu­lated store (5) 13 Hos­til­ity (6) 15 Dis­in­clined (6) 18 Out­spo­ken (5) 19 Strengthen (7) 21 Reach ma­tu­rity (4,2,3) 23 A con­strict­ing snake (3) 24 Ec­cen­tric (7) 25 Hav­ing lost orig­i­nal strength (5) DOWN 1 Ger­man measles (7) 2 A translu­cent porce­lain (4,5) 3 In­vig­o­rate (5) 4 A cot­ton cloth (6) 5 Au­thor of The Seag­ull, 1896 (7) 6 A legu­mi­nous veg­etable (3) 7 To step (5) 12 Pleas­ing (9) 14 Anony­mous (7) 16 Take out (7) 17 Fe­ro­cious (6) 18 Con­cen­trate (5) 20 Con­jec­ture (5) 22 To spoil (3)

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