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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Stop paint­ing and be­gin again (7) 4 Muse shows hes­i­ta­tion at noth­ing (5) 7 It may be said in mak­ing a stand (4) 8 Fish cut back se­verely (8) 10 Tri­als from which the pub­lic is ex­cluded (10) 12 Strike out (6) 13 Make some­thing known about calf meat (6) 15 Per­ceive in­crease in value (10) 18 A pure one could be French or Ger­man (8) 19 Let­ter with­out a be­gin­ning pro­duces ir­ri­ta­tion (4) 20 A tree with the longer life (5) 21 Kick out mar­ried lover (7)

DOWN

1 Con­di­tion un­der which a horse races (5) 2 A lit­tle arch con­tain­ing a lamp (8) 3 Con­sum­ing de­sire (6) 4 Of­fi­cial ti­tle of great merit (10) 5 Ah! A sailor who went af­ter Moby Dick (4) 6 Ec­cen­tric strange dance (7) 9 Ap­pears wet per­haps but may be re­cy­cled (5,5) 11 An­i­mals can­not be put in­side this ves­sel (8) 12 See the bishop’s con­cern (7) 14 The fleet is in­volved in a drama (6) 16 Could be there but it quickly evap­o­rates (5) 17 Prompt and quiet staff (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Seer (7) 4 In­tended to be sung (5) 7 Abound (4) 8 Court of jus­tice (8) 10 Small dwelling for oc­ca­sional use (4-1-5) 12 Forth­com­ing (6) 13 Brief look (6) 15 Un­canny skill in mak­ing money (5,5) 18 Not oblig­a­tory (8) 19 Flu­ent and plau­si­ble (4) 20 Man­age­ment per­son­nel (5) 21 Short­fall (7)

DOWN

1 Nom­i­nate for elec­tion (3,2) 2 Early form of mu­si­cal com­edy (8) 3 Coun­try of west­ern Asia (6) 4 Mu­nif­i­cence (10) 5 Use bom­bas­tic lan­guage (4) 6 Con­spire to­gether (7) 9 Suc­ceed de­spite dif­fi­cul­ties (5,2,3) 11 Openly (2,6) 12 Va­cantly silly (7) 14 Put at risk (6) 16 Ad­dic­tive prac­tice (5) 17 Si­cil­ian vol­cano (4)

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