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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 The Span­ish, Ital­ian and English are the best (5) 4 Is tense (7) 8 Add 50% of to­tals (3) 9 Fe­line killer? (9) 10 Un­nec­es­sary loss of a point ir­ri­tates (7) 11 En­trance to bay (5) 13 A panel on an air­craft (6) 15 Add salt and pep­per as one’s cook­ing (6) 18 Aimed to con­found com­mu­ni­ca­tions in­dus­try (5) 19 Ini­tial letters as­sem­bled by friend in the morn­ing (7) 21 A crazy bounder (5,4) 23 Inflammatory talk? (3) 24 With­draws a direction on grants (7) 25 Tess and I change places (5) DOWN 1 No tea is brewed in this coun­try (7) 2 Feel­ing so in­clined I agree to have the doc­tor in (2,3,4) 3 We hear forty of the Ro­mans do bet­ter (5) 4 Ex­pres­sion that’s right in a par­tic­u­lar point (6) 5 See Ivor be­come caus­tic (7) 6 Priest tak­ing part in the litany (3) 7 Meet­ing that may tax a saint? (5) 12 When the play was taken off re­cently? (4,5) 14 Stretched and was in pain again (7) 16 Vengeance makes sin seem fatu­ous (7) 17 Sarah’s crazy to worry (6) 18 Si­lent on sec­ond thoughts in mak­ing a com­plaint (5) 20 Cuts down the sail area - and knots (5) 22 Bird is il­lus­trated in the brochure (3)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Bird’s rest­ing place (5) 4 En­chant (7) 8 Torn piece of fab­ric (3) 9 In­dif­fer­ence (9) 10 Ap­pari­tion (7) 11 Much over­weight (5) 13 Re­cep­ta­cle for an­i­mal feed (6) 15 Set free from cap­tiv­ity (6) 18 Set of be­liefs (5) 19 The lilac (7) 21 Dou­ble mean­ing (9) 23 Te­dious rou­tine (3) 24 Re­late (7) 25 Prov­i­den­tial (5) DOWN 1 Low wall along side of bridge (7) 2 Lengthy com­pli­cated pro­ce­dure (9) 3 Place much fre­quented (5) 4 Look well on (6) 5 At­trac­tive (7) 6 Equal­ity of score (3) 7 Ac­cord­ingly (5) 12 Odd (9) 14 Coun­try on Black Sea (7) 16 Quite so (7) 17 Al­lot as share (6) 18 Em­brace (5) 20 Re­gal (5) 22 Ex­cept (3)

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