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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Pi­rate’s trea­sure per­haps (6) 4 Film plot in­volv­ing ar­senic and love (8) 9 Stop trans­lat­ing Sartre (6) 10 Vessel well pro­tected from aw­fully cold rain (8) 12 Com­poser drops in for a bit of pork (4) 13 Suc­ces­sion of Em­per­ors maybe with new clothes (5) 14 Vis­i­tors to Si­cily should see it be­fore turn­ing back (4) 17 Sol­diers put to flight? (12) 20 Emi­nent com­poser? (6,2,4) 23 Leave out noth­ing with Ger­man con­nec­tion (4) 24 She would pack a right in a scrap (5) 25 A re­turn of ser­vice which is some way off (4) 28 Don’t be in a hurry to use a stop­watch (4,4) 29 Sound rule for gun­ners to use (6) 30 Hu­mil­ity shown by Ken

seems out of place (8) 31 A team’s ver­bal di­gres­sions (6)

DOWN

1 Pic­ture with a main theme (8) 2 Old port (8) 3 It’s not dif­fi­cult to name a novel mid­ship­man (4) 5 Wrote and agreed (12) 6 They are in or­der (4) 7 Re­port is about over­due (6) 8 Ex­am­i­na­tion of French form in­cluded a se­vere test (6) 11 Pre­lim­i­nary plans for train­ing avi­a­tors? (5,7) 15 Medium for broad­cast­ing three vari­a­tions (5) 16 Skill in mak­ing ships (5) 18 Swin­dle made to pay - but jailed per­haps (8) 19 Di­rec­tions for as­sem­bling ma­chine parts (8) 21 A base for the weaver (6) 22 Pre­serve an awk­ward sit­u­a­tion (6) 26 Things cracked up to stu­pefy (4) 27 Set­tles in the coun­try in France (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Re­pu­di­ate (6) 4 Most en­joy­able fea­ture (4,4) 9 Safe against at­tack (6) 10 Firm and de­ter­mined (8) 12 Nor­mal state of things (4) 13 Creek (5) 14 An ex­pec­tant si­lence (4) 17 Un­der threat of be­ing stabbed (2,10) 20 Cheer­fully casual (5-2-5) 23 Cut with shears (4) 24 Fash­ion (5) 25 A sin­gle el­e­ment (4) 28 To help to over­come dif­fi­culty (4,4) 29 Made of large par­ti­cles (6) 30 Meek­ness (8) 31 To ex­cuse from pun­ish­ment (3,3)

DOWN

1 Con­fu­sion (8) 2 Things of that sort (8) 3 Cau­tious (4) 5 Even­tu­ally (2,3,4,3) 6 Ship’s cargo space (4) 7 Czech cap­i­tal (6) 8 Ir­ri­ta­ble (6) 11 Un­will­ingly (5,7) 15 Of ut­most im­por­tance (5) 16 Way of look­ing at some­thing (5) 18 Out­line of film’s plot (8) 19 Au­to­mat­i­cally (2,6) 21 Put an end to (6) 22 Sa­gac­ity (6) 26 In­fringe­ment of game’s laws (4) 27 Ag­grieved (4)

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