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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Went and gave a sin­is­ter de­scrip­tion (4-6) 8 Pro­vide sailors for voy­age in the sound (5) 9 Be­ing con­spic­u­ous en­tails get­ting dis­guise (7) 10 I’ve en­tered into neat set-up that’s sim­plic­ity it­self (7) 11 It has a small part in a big pic­ture (5) 12 Ladies make per­fect mod­els (6) 14 Dare he turn around and de­clare al­le­giance? (6) 17 Point to or­gan­ist’s con­trol in bar (5) 19 Re­fresh­ing re­cep­tion (7) 21 Bridge­head? (7) 22 Clutches the bag­gage (5) 23 A fishy di­ver­sion (3,7)

DOWN

2 A man with­drawn be­fore time per­haps (7) 3 Ex­pe­ri­ence state in­ter­fer­ence (5) 4 Re­ply some Amer­i­cans were hop­ing for (6) 5 Took time but wholly died out (7) 6 Treat to curry (5) 7 They have ini­tial dif­fi­culty in speech­mak­ing (10) 8 Con­vic­tion can be seen as a cer­tainty (10) 13 Coun­try boy holds a map (7) 15 No one book could raise this feel­ing (7) 16 Dou­ble up for ex­am­ple in pain (6) 18 Get thin­ner and lighter (5) 20 Large new or­der for drink (5)

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