the cross­words

CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Dive for a weapon to use af­ter dark (9) 8 Los­ing his head Trevor gets drunk in pub­lic (5) 9 Fuel trans­porter (3,4) 10 Re­mem­ber to tele­phone again (6) 11 Gold back­ing used by firms for florid dec­o­ra­tion (6) 12 His word is law at a court per­haps (8) 15 Put out, away and fin­ished (8) 18 Oils go into North­ern dwellings (6) 20 They hold an al­ter­na­tive view of things (6) 21 Keep on be­ing saucy about a half-sis­ter (7) 22 Can get a set­back about chem­i­cal (5) 23 Song about a wa­ter­shed? (3,6)

DOWN

2 Girl has half-an-hour in a state (5) 3 An­i­mals find fruit around river (6) 4 Press for tro­phy be­ing on top of ta­ble (8) 5 It’s worn by a woman for a dance (6) 6 Rips are put in or­der by mending (7) 7 His cat­tle wan­dered on the track per­haps (9) 11 It’s hor­ri­ble fight­ing against the gov­ern­ment (9) 13 Pos­si­bly it’s Enid’s house­wifely virtue (8) 14 Ra­dio makes sound use of them (7) 16 Pa­tient care­tak­ers (6) 17 It’s in our blood (6) 19 At­tack on a clique (5)

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