CRYPTIC CLUES

PUZ­ZLE 14644

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ACROSS

1 Bot­tom team af­ter de­fender (8) 5 A dra­matic take-off (4) 9 Weapon that is a dou­ble-edged knife (5) 10 Un­usual way to dis­play anger (7) 11 Med­i­cally speak­ing not a place for a sec­ond help­ing (5-3,4) 13 Dangerous fuse an ex­plo­sion re­veals (6) 14 You’ll find me in­tro­duc­ing very French mea­sures (6) 17 Heart­bro­ken and sadly is not so­laced (12) 20 Base for sol­dier in re­treat; one of rank (7) 21 The cause of the ris­ing is as yet un­cer­tain (5) 22 Wit­nessed a Pole cut to pieces (4) 23 Good man to en­cour­age a high-priced swim­mer (8)

DOWN

1 Ruth as an in­fant? (4) 2 Sow rice round about the seashore per­haps (7) 3 They’re not sown in the minds of cer­tain peo­ple (5,2,5) 4 Gloomy sergeant-ma­jor with face put out (6) 6 Fight­ing fin­ish in a knock­out (5) 7 I re­state re­vised dis­ser­ta­tion (8) 8 He con­sid­ers the con­tract af­ter the deal is made (6,6) 12 Nat­u­ral source of heat de­hy­drates var­i­ous items (8) 15 Go back round the ter­race (7) 16 A trail that leads to the sum­mit (6) 18 Wines may be blended for strength (5) 19 As­tound with­out ado (4)

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