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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Pow­er­less sup­porter of mod­ern sport (4-6) 8 Refuse holder a turn in the game (5) 9 Frank ar­ti­cle writ­ten by G B Shaw (7) 10 Feel one has cups set wrongly (7) 11 Not flush but ac­cepted by the so­cial clique (5) 12 Fig­ures I spoil the games (6) 14 The prin­ci­pal can make a good man turn pale (6) 17 Got down to mak­ing a pro­posal? (5) 19 Slip out of gear (7) 21 Get hint about con­tract (7) 22 For­eign­ers lack ini­tial rights (5) 23 Nom­i­nally it forms a loose at­tach­ment (3-2,5) DOWN 2 Is a name rec­ol­lectable? Not with this (7) 3 Shake­speare’s theatre in the round? (5) 4 Dis­cover and pass up a note (6) 5 He gives oral ex­am­i­na­tions (7) 6 Tracks of birds (5) 7 They take or­ders from any­body (10) 8 Bills of fare (3,7) 13 Give claim to name (7) 15 Have ev­ery­body be­hind you (7) 16 Hand over and re­tire (4,2) 18 Those in a row dis­turbed the GI (5) 20 Wide­spread is­sue of cur­rency (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Sternly frank critic (5,5) 8 Supremely ex­cel­lent (5) 9 A speech im­ped­i­ment (7) 10 Put into con­fu­sion (7) 11 Or­derly suc­ces­sion (5) 12 Shocked (6) 14 De­liver a ser­mon (6) 17 Re­cur­rent round (5) 19 De­sign style of 1920s and 1930s (3,4) 21 In­ter­pre­ta­tion (7) 22 Work­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion (5) 23 Hav­ing widely di­ver­gent opin­ions (5,5) DOWN 2 Dig up (7) 3 Punc­tu­a­tion mark (5) 4 Out of sight (6) 5 Un­tidy ac­cu­mu­la­tion (7) 6 An ac­ces­sory (5) 7 Coiled brass wind in­stru­ment (6,4) 8 Maize (6,4) 13 Par­tic­u­larly good (7) 15 Artist’s stu­dio (7) 16 River sa­cred to Hin­dus (6) 18 Painful mus­cu­lar con­trac­tion (5) 20 Heavy blow (5)

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