the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Dot it again the same as be­fore (5) 4 Some rhymes are so pro­saic (7) 8 Con­tend it’s a quar­ter af­ter six (3) 9 Anal­y­sis of a to­tal fail­ure (9) 10 It may be worn as a favour (7) 11 Use force to get a sem­blance of peace (5) 13 Way-out de­scrip­tion for in­stance about a ship (6) 15 Cir­cum­vent with the aid of a per­mit (6) 18 She will show a dress pat­tern (5) 19 Record sup­pressed by force (3,4) 21 Over and over it goes (9) 23 A pound could be a good in­vest­ment (3) 24 I’m go­ing at reck­less speed in clogs (7) 25 Three points go to my op­po­nent (5)

DOWN

1 I’d come up with po­etry that’s dif­fer­ent (7) 2 Walk about cer­tain to be highly es­teemed (9) 3 Go round in high cir­cles (5) 4 An­gled and he’d caught fish (6) 5 Give ground for road con­struc­tion (4,3) 6 Brazil­ian port or I am wrong (3) 7 Artist get­ting up two hours be­fore noon (5) 12 Are able to make sim­ple con­verse (9) 14 Hur­ried to in­clude a song that’s turned out (7) 16 He is said to ex­em­plify hap­pi­ness (7) 17 Ships turn up wait­ing for the wind? (6) 18 Plain clothes ex­pert in Moslem law (5) 20 It goes up be­fore the tax (5) 22 Epi­taph to cause a tear (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Au­di­bly (5) 4 Pacify (7) 8 Disen­cum­ber (3) 9 On the con­trary (3,4,2) 10 North Amer­i­can tree­less grass­land (7) 11 Dog-like scav­eng­ing car­ni­vore (5) 13 Tem­pes­tu­ous (6) 15 Cost of main­te­nance (6) 18 A silken fab­ric (5) 19 Com­pe­tent (7) 21 Nar­row es­cape (4,5) 23 Calm area at cy­clone’s cen­tre (3) 24 Give sanc­tion to (7) 25 Nude (5)

DOWN

1 Rel­e­vant (7) 2 In­com­pat­i­ble one in group (3,3,3) 3 Put off to later time (5) 4 Dis­cuss terms with en­emy (6) 5 A di­ri­gi­ble (7) 6 Pur­pose (3) 7 Su­per­nu­mer­ary (5) 12 An equal chance (4,5) 14 Ex­tremely large (7) 16 Claim falsely (7) 17 Vig­or­ous (6) 18 Be aware of (5) 20 Ir­re­li­gious per­son (5) 22 Help (3)

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