the cross­words

CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 One seen in a hang­ing bas­ket? (10) 6 Tower main­te­nance (4) 10 It’s heav­enly find­ing my­self in bed (5) 11 Put down the pa­pers in a rush (9) 12 Ex­cess of the po­lar va­ri­ety (8) 13 Where one buys cheap drink on board (5) 15 Emi­gres beaten up by the au­thor­i­ties (7) 17 Fa­mous ac­tor fig­ures in a new role (7) 19 They se­cure su­pe­rior items for ladies (7) 21 A tar­get set out for aquatic con­tests (7) 22 Pic­ture of some cur­rently pop­u­lar group (5) 24 Strongly op­posed with dis­turb­ing ill grace (8) 27 It shel­ters one in re­tire­ment (9) 28 Flag on hospi­tal for peo­ple in Dublin (5) 29 Quiet time for a ho­tel em­ployee (4) 30 In­stantly, but not there and then (4,3,3)

DOWN

1 It’s made and passed in the US for a dol­lar (4) 2 What a 50 amp bulb pro­duces (9) 3 Ideal group to play an eight­some reel? (5) 4 Ap­pre­hen­sive over sun treatment (7) 5 She is used to hav­ing high scores (7) 7 Peg-legged sup­porter of the arts (5) 8 Unin­spired foot­man (10) 9 Fas­ten­ing a shin­gle that’s out of po­si­tion (8) 14 High church man? (10) 16 Claim sup­port (8) 18 Sixth sense needed in teach­ing (9) 20 A veg­etable as a leek may be (3,4) 21 Take over from a king and two bi­b­li­cal char­ac­ters (7) 23 Shoot for a whole sea­son point­lessly (5) 25 How bad weather may be re­ported as a rule (5) 26 In­di­cate who’s wrong (4)

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