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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Some rash Ger­man (7) 5 Noth­ing to re­prove or ha­rangue (5) 8 Cooked best o’ fare? (5,4) 9 A post­script is about spring (3) 10 What a change in the weather! (4) 12 Pole shows re­newed stamina af­ter marathon start (8) 14 Fol­lowed in a per­sis­tent way (6) 15 Did some writ­ing when kept in (6) 17 Def­i­nite cure (8) 18 Be­douin of the para­bles (4) 21 It may be sweet to eat - or not (3) 22 Highly sought af­ter plant (9) 24 Such peo­ple want a lot (5) 25 Mon­go­lian lan­guage to be trans­lated some­day (7)

DOWN

1 He got stuck in the bath (5) 2 She’s a bit of a madam (3) 3 De­parted af­ter due time (4) 4 Ob­served present and past in child’s play (6) 5 Mis­de­meanours of re­ceivers (8) 6 He’ll be out of place in bar seat (9) 7 Beat up Ed­ward? It’s laid down by law (7) 11 Get garage to assem­ble parts (9) 13 A sur­ren­der in a man­ner of speak­ing (8) 14 Stand up per­haps to re­ceive the sweep (7) 16 Sev­eral kinds of birds (6) 19 Rested when a bed’s made up (5) 20 Made progress by crawl­ing per­haps (4) 23 Part of the Arc­tic you find very cold (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Be­come less reck­less (5,2) 5 Se­vere (5) 8 For­got­ten (3,2,4) 9 Turn­coat (3) 10 Ac­cepted be­hav­iour (4) 12 Per­suade by guile (8) 14 A mi­nor weak­ness (6) 15 The priest­hood (6) 17 Un­be­com­ing (5,3) 18 Ac­cus­tomed (4) 21 Pro­hibit (3) 22 As­sess­ment of qual­ity (9) 24 Set up­right (5) 25 Fugi­tive (7)

DOWN

1 A par­ody (5) 2 Small amount (3) 3 Split in friendly re­la­tions (4) 4 Easily in­flu­enced (6) 5 Out of the blue (8) 6 Con­cern­ing (2,7) 7 Ar­ti­cles of baked clay (7) 11 Strengthen (9) 13 Agree­able (8) 14 Easily crum­bled (7) 16 Silly smile (6) 19 Waste time frivolously (5) 20 Fine li­nen (4) 23 Scat­ter seed on soil (3)

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