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CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Saint Ge­orge free from apartheid (11) 9 The rea­son he left crime (7) 10 A fac­tor in es­pi­onage (5) 11 Tri­fles - child’s play re­ally (4) 12 Tough guy joins club team (8) 14 Put lit­tle work into bad choice (6) 16 Ladies’ cham­pion in quest for a mate (6) 18 A dog to the Span­ish, a bird to us (8) 19 Al­most scorn phys­i­cal stim­u­lus (4) 22 Spill beans or fruit? (5) 23 Lawyers as­sume anger as a form of de­fence (7) 24 Bul­let that meant good­bye for some­one? (7,4)

DOWN

2 Time is not on our side? (5) 3 The oth­ers take it easy (4) 4 Note the way in for su­pe­rior peo­ple (6) 5 Learn­ing to be a com­muter? (8) 6 Door of op­por­tu­nity? (7) 7 Doc­tors take it to heart (11) 8 Pub­lic an­nounce­ments of se­cret rites (6,5) 13 Not al­to­gether how teams get reshuf­fled (8) 15 Com­po­si­tion that calls for as­sur­ance of touch (7) 17 A French beer brewed by Ja­cob’s son (6) 20 A plot to trans­late An­cient Greek (5) 21 Bloomer made by pupil? (4)

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