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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Girl bather in trou­ble and out of breath (6) 4 An old fool (6) 9 De­cide to show de­ter­mi­na­tion (7) 10 Hav­ing a set­back about work, drinks heav­ily (5) 11 Cast worth go­ing out to see (5) 12 I’m old-fash­ioned; there’s no get­ting away from it (7) 13 The kind of habits sol­diers get into (11) 18 Doc­tor Roy; he is go­ing on foot (7) 20 Amus­ing ar­ti­cle about a lawyer in mod­ern times (5) 22 Very close to be­ing drunk? (5) 23 A group of mu­si­cians per­form­ing in desert (7) 24 April’s turned out to be spring­like (6) 25 A man in supreme com­mand (6) DOWN 1 Show dis­plea­sure at beer

be­ing spilt (6) 2 A re­volt­ing in­di­vid­ual seen in

flight (5) 3 Strike about silly flaw

re­vealed by fool (7) 5 Ca­vort­ing po­ets seen

in bar (5) 6 Staff of of­fice? (7) 7 It’s red­dish-brown but not

or­ange (6) 8 Fel­low ex­pected to come up

with the goods (11) 14 A ship for ex­am­ple hav­ing

first-rate mis­sile (7) 15 Look again for signs of

way­ward caterer (7) 16 They re­quire tak­ing snap

de­ci­sions (6) 17 A child of the pen (6) 19 One of a crowd of ac­tors

more­over (5) 21 US city to avoid (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Equal­ity in sta­tus (6) 4 Un­ruf­fled (6) 9 In­struc­tion (7) 10 Hi­malayan coun­try (5) 11 Ec­cen­tric en­thu­si­ast (5) 12 Green gem (7) 13 Com­pre­hen­sive (4-7) 18 Rep­re­sen­ta­tive (7) 20 Rel­a­tive by mar­riage (2-3) 22 Un­der­ly­ing mean­ing (5) 23 Payable in ad­vance (7) 24 Tren­chant wit ex­pos­ing pre­ten­sions (6) 25 To swin­dle (6) DOWN 1 Dis­con­cert (3,3) 2 Col­lect (5) 3 Fee­ble flow (7) 5 Cavalry spear (5) 6 Ship’s mas­ter (7) 7 Mis­lead (6) 8 Out of favour (5,1,5) 14 Stamp (7) 15 Prof­itable (7) 16 In con­flict (2,4) 17 En­velop (6) 19 Pro­vide food (5) 21 Im­pre­cise (5)

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