CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 This woman’s pro­nounce­ment is rel­e­vant (8) 5 Ex­pres­sion of an­noy­ance at which a doc­tor starts (4) 9 De­posit for a house (5) 10 Three times mar­ried in state of shock (7) 11 Two sides of the same coin (5,2,5) 13 Loose draft I put in or­der (6) 14 Mat­ter giv­ing rise to scan­dalous gos­sip? (6) 17 Get up be­fore ten (4,3,5) 20 Liven things up in a team change (7) 21 Form of louse with wings (5) 22 Tied as de­picted (4) 23 Blonde birds per­haps are le­git­i­mate prey (4,4)

DOWN

1 Beat in re­turn game (4) 2 More em­bar­rassed about end of some browsers (3,4) 3 Lead­ing teams are shaken by such pres­sure (1,4,2,5) 4 It’s not in a med­ley race (6) 6 Teacher’s pet doesn’t have to fin­ish (5) 7 Try a ruse to get into a gov­ern­ment depart­ment (8) 8 The Bench? (4,2,6) 12 Old port in Labrador per­haps (8) 15 It could con­fuse men in a whole con­ti­nent (7) 16 It’s a con­ven­tion hav­ing a gin to start with (6) 18 Very sim­i­lar to a pref­er­ence (5) 19 Colour­ful source of sur­prise (4)

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