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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Old man’s daily di­ver­sion (7) 5 Turn out a bad scholar? (5) 8 Con­sid­er­ing ret­ri­bu­tion (9) 9 A church vault (3) 10 Wrestling of­fers money amount­ing to noth­ing (4) 12 Re­mote chance a sniper may take (4,4) 14 Eu­clid con­fused her (6) 15 Fol­lows di­rec­tions and en­gages in lit­i­ga­tion (6) 17 You may win one on points (8) 18 Light wood (4) 21 Eggs re­ported to be sur­plus (3) 22 Steven­son wrote it as the child slept (9) 24 Le­gendary roue was in the chair over a year (5) 25 Study where man cuts adrift (7)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Good-na­tured (7) 5 Re­pair clum­sily (5) 8 Held back for fu­ture use (2,7) 9 Small child (3) 10 To a great ex­tent (4) 12 In a man­ner of speak­ing (2,2,4) 14 Law­suit (6) 15 Quite lack­ing (6) 17 Coun­try of cen­tral Eu­rope (8) 18 Gather as har­vest (4) 21 Con­fess (3) 22 Stop the pro­ceed­ings (4,1,4) 24 Dirty-look­ing (5) 25 Mo­men­tous (7)

DOWN

1 Equal­ity is achieved in rais­ing

cap­i­tal (5) 2 So un­healthy sound­ing (3) 3 Press club (4) 4 De­sign is done for the

inventor (6) 5 Promis­ing and at­trac­tive

too (8) 6 Em­ploy help as you re­store a the­atre (9) 7 Finds noth­ing in a ru­ined cas­tle (7) 11 Speak evil of a worker want­ing to do harm (9) 13 Man­u­fac­turer of in­ter­change­able locks? (3-5) 14 A sec­ond or­der of clergy (7) 16 A poem’s pos­i­tive points (6) 19 Lady seen in moth­ers’ meet­ing (5) 20 Cau­tion shown in con­flict over a point (4) 23 The­atri­cal part could be mine (3)

DOWN

1 A self-ev­i­dent truth (5) 2 In favour of (3) 3 Lie back in sun­shine (4) 4 Exit (6) 5 Short pause for rest (8) 6 Prom­i­nent (2,3,4) 7 Rash im­petu­ous per­son (7) 11 Re­duce con­sump­tion of (3,4,2) 13 King­dom (8) 14 De­part hur­riedly and se­cretly (7) 16 Wood for cricket bats (6) 19 Small-minded (5) 20 Cab (4) 23 A for­est tree (3)

PUZZLE 14645 YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TIONS (14644) CRYPTIC QUICK

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