the cross­words

CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Sole aid for a climber (7) 5 Make a de­duc­tion (5) 8 Ac­count for all that talk­ing? (9,4) 9 A pub­lic­ity man has to live on re­search (5) 10 Draws dis­sected East­ern in­sect (7) 11 The son turned out to be truth­ful (6) 12 Re­veal ad­vice on how to be less re­served? (4,2) 15 Stuffy com­plaint (7) 17 Ad­vance to rear! (5) 19 Feel­ing brought on by beastly strong drink? (6,7) 20 Num­ber in­volved in a row (5) 21 Rigidly ap­plied they help to cure (7)

DOWN

1 Un­happy when di­vided (3,2) 2 Gets ev­ery­thing free but in vain (3,3,7) 3 Fig­ures they have strings at­tached (7) 4 Done so may be caught (6) 5 Slug­gish interchanging (5) 6 Just state what is a rea­son­able stip­u­la­tion (4,9) 7 Ar­rives by car - a posh one to ap­pear for trial (5,2) 11 Met­ric sub­sti­tute for the acre (7) 13 We pre­fer to be so (7) 14 Charles writ­ing for open­ings (6) 16 Re­spond - to an en­core call? (5) 18 Sees a new way and re­laxes (5)

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