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PUZZLE 14660

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Neat pet­ti­coat in prim­rose (7) 5 Black or brown fur (5) 8 Source of in­for­ma­tion that may be borne out (8,5) 9 Doc­tor to die per­haps hav­ing no wa­ter left (5) 10 Out­flow­ing cur­rency (3,4) 11 Con­sider chang­ing gear on the way (6) 12 Get­away by air (6) 15 Charge for keep­ing goods and sil­ver in ware­house (7) 17 It’s made to con­tain spec­ta­cles (5) 19 Am­bigu­ous com­bi­na­tion of no­ble­man and guide (6,7) 20 Op­po­nent from the Ye­men (5) 21 Puts on some­thing saucy? (7)

DOWN

1 His vic­tims lose heart (5) 2 Not ex­actly strik­ing de­scrip­tion of what kings are do­ing (7,2,4) 3 Learned about Hero’s lover (7) 4 Con­jur­ing pil­grim? (6) 5 Scour the out­back (5) 6 A grow­ing tal­ent in the nurs­ery? (7,6) 7 Tore end off while eat­ing away (7) 11 Bal­ance to set­tle around mid-Jan­uary (7) 13 Un­of­fi­cial news of an es­cape (7) 14 Smiled widely hav­ing sup­port (6) 16 Metal ring held by a friend (5) 18 As a guardian he was fab­u­lous (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Coun­try of north­west Europe (7) 5 Un­der­ly­ing (5) 8 Ac­cept with­out re­sis­tance (4,5,4) 9 A heal­ing oint­ment (5) 10 Mad (7) 11 Sum­mary of in­for­ma­tion (6) 12 Har­row­ing ex­pe­ri­ence (6) 15 Stare down (7) 17 Stu­dent (5) 19 En­dure pain un­com­plain­ingly (4,3,4,2) 20 Pre­sent­ing dif­fi­cul­ties (5) 21 What re­mains (7)

DOWN

1 A tar­get range (5) 2 Ex­tremely fast (4,9) 3 Ail­ment (7) 4 For the most part (6) 5 Ini­ti­ate (5) 6 Iras­ci­ble (5-8) 7 Dis­trust­ful of hu­man good­ness (7) 11 Pro­longed ab­sence of rain (7) 13 Put down by force (7) 14 Sen­si­tive (6) 16 Be in store for (5) 18 Met­ric unit of ca­pac­ity (5)

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