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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 A se­rial killer is trained to be durable (9) 8 Man of prop­erty, three quar­ters in gold (5) 9 Cur­rent source for guns (7) 10 The play­ers stand in front of the French chateau (6) 11 Make a cat sit still (6) 12 Hav­ing paid, he re­cov­ers (8) 15 Makes a start for ex­am­ple in wa­ter sports (8) 18 In truth the first drink is in­cluded (6) 20 In­creas­ing keen­ness (6) 21 Dance apace (3-4) 22 Point out a French resort of rel­a­tive im­por­tance (5) 23 A fine com­mo­tion over a sandy waste (4,5)

DOWN

2 In­clined to write an ar­ti­cle in fast time (5) 3 Prop­erty of the Ori­en­tal Ex­press (6) 4 EC man new re­ac­tor; a case for ura­nium (8) 5 Small num­ber turned up in time to be present (6) 6 No great mat­ter in a New York ex­am­in­ing body? (7) 7 Space for the rest of the ac­tors (5,4) 11 Look­ing for loose change sir? (9) 13 Clearly not as oth­ers are (8) 14 In age so twisted suf­fer­ing pains (7) 16 In­clined to be guarded (6) 17 It’s red­dish-brown but not or­ange (6) 19 Ab­so­lutely di­aphanous? (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Petty (5-4) 8 Pale pur­ple (5) 9 A culi­nary herb (7) 10 Slain (6) 11 Pro­voke (4,2) 12 Line of de­scent (8) 15 Huge (8) 18 South African sea­port (6) 20 Dis­place from nor­mal habi­tat (6) 21 Trav­eller to sa­cred place (7) 22 Hen­house (5) 23 Am­bi­tiously com­pet­i­tive per­son (4-5)

DOWN

2 Had in mind (5) 3 Sheen (6) 4 Make un­war­rantable in­tru­sion (8) 5 Supreme do­min­ion (6) 6 Dis­tinc­tive at­tribute (7) 7 Sloth or envy for ex­am­ple (6,3) 11 Place of refuge (9) 13 Aloof un­emo­tional per­son (4,4) 14 French avi­a­tion pi­o­neer (7) 16 With­out lumps (6) 17 Spar­ing (6) 19 Orig­i­nate (5)

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