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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Dash to stop work (6) 4 Small boy put in the high chair (6) 9 Novel ti­tle of Esau’s mother (7) 10 Work to make some dough (5) 11 Lit­tle room and noth­ing ex­tra for mu­sic-mak­ing (5) 12 Shorten a river cross­ing? (7) 13 One depend­ing on bluff to hold in­ter­est in a se­rial (11) 18 A teacher has to ad­mon­ish (7) 20 Area for re­pair (5) 22 It turns out bilin­gual ar­ti­cles (5) 23 Pole went search­ing but was side­tracked (7) 24 Re­sponds by break­ing up crates (6) 25 Chap went down with a cry of pain (6)

DOWN

1 Se­vere in­ter­nal gas­tric trou­ble (6) 2 Brew of beer left to rise (5) 3 Re­coil from first act of play (4-3) 5 His jour­ney takes longer if com­pleted with­out a hitch (5) 6 Done un­paid and be­hind sched­ule (7) 7 Ex­tra­or­di­nary deed is op­posed to cur­rent trends (6) 8 A chap I trust freely as a down-to-earth type (11) 14 Girl to turn to later (7) 15 Writer comes up with a melody for big star (7) 16 Mak­ing jokes with no be­gin­ning; purely vis­ual (6) 17 Sort of boxer dog? (6) 19 Not in­clined to build (5) 21 Head teacher a lot out in sum (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Con­ster­na­tion (6) 4 Au­da­cious (6) 9 In dis­pute (2,5) 10 Se­ri­ously dam­age (5) 11 A soft fine silk (5) 12 To sanc­tion (7) 13 Like it or not (2,9) 18 Ex­cess over re­quire­ment (7) 20 Per­suade by rea­son­ing (5) 22 Put up (5) 23 Per­son with much ex­pe­ri­ence (3,4) 24 Op­pres­sively hot (6) 25 Order­li­ness (6)

DOWN

1 Scarcity (6) 2 A fall from a horse (5) 3 Morally strict (7) 5 Greek fab­u­list (5) 6 To smooth over (4,3) 7 Ship’s kitchen (6) 8 Chief ob­ject of dis­like (3,8) 14 In earnest (3,4) 15 Wait in readi­ness (5,2) 16 Pos­ses­sions hav­ing value (6) 17 On few oc­ca­sions (6) 19 Suc­ceed­ing (5) 21 Ab­nor­mally tall (5)

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