the crosswords

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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Silly way to carve ham (7) 4 The colour of gold in the plant (5) 7 The last of the wine (4) 8 Mis­laid one’s watch and was held up? (4,4) 10 He likes people look­ing in at his win­dow (10) 12 Prop­erty gets one thou­sand short of estimate (6) 13 Had a lean time? (6) 15 One who en­ters the ser­vices (10) 18 In dis­tri­bu­tion of in­come the com­pany is thrifty (8) 19 In­sti­tu­tion likely to make a hit (4) 20 Point to point express (5) 21 New apron’s about right to be worn in Scot­land (7)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Coun­try of south­ern Europe (7) 4 Con­cede (5) 7 Con­demn (4) 8 With­out penalty (4-4) 10 Be ca­pa­ble of pow­er­ful im­pact (4,1,5) 12 Alone (6) 13 Dive (6) 15 The real busi­ness (5,5) 18 Small talk (8) 19 Por­tent (4) 20 Un­qual­i­fied (5) 21 Erase (7) DOWN

1 Makes eyes at a man on turn­ing to leave (5) 2 This ca­nine is a biter on sight (8) 3 Mi­nor scoop for the nurs­ery? (6) 4 Jus­ti­fied in chang­ing their night (2,3,5) 5 Party ris­ing in power in old Scan­di­navia (4) 6 Aban­doned but bore fruit (7) 9 In which to find an artist’s early work? (10) 11 Ac­tor who doesn’t en­joy long runs? (8) 12 Say! That’s fast! (7) 14 Char­ac­ter­is­tics of an artist (6) 16 Bird to take home (5) 17 Painful choice at the cross­roads per­haps (4) DOWN

1 Make sense (3,2) 2 Va­ri­ety of cab­bage (8) 3 Come as nat­u­ral in­crease (6) 4 Pro­nounce dis­tinctly (10) 5 Poor vis­i­bil­ity (4) 6 Shake with fear (7) 9 Be ef­fu­sively en­thu­si­as­tic (3,7) 11 Idle­ness (8) 12 Earnestly in­vite (7) 14 Get­away (6) 16 Burn su­per­fi­cially (5) 17 Very small trace (4)

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