the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Novel form of alarm sirens (5,6) 9 Pro­vokes old record play­ers (7) 10 A view first seen in

Vir­ginia (5) 11 The His­pano-French girl? (4) 12 Slash the price of flimsy ma­te­rial (8) 14 Think what peo­ple who count will do (6) 16 He is in high­est com­mand (6) 18 Back at sea (2,6) 19 It ain’t all go (4) 22 Ten is about all right as a sym­bol (5) 23 One task the fewer for the un­em­ployed (7) 24 A celeb; some­one go­ing to Italy per­haps (11) DOWN 2 Hav­ing no flaws though I

have a lot (5) 3 A friend to­tally child­less (4) 4 There’s many a ship­wreck caused by ac­ci­dent (6) 5 He gives no­tice (8) 6 Take a lib­erty? (7) 7 Ques­tion wrongly put to trainer for ex­am­ple (11) 8 Told off for hav­ing cadged a lift to work? (5,2,4) 13 Large sums made out of com­pos­ing songs? (8) 15 Sound ex­pert the French fol­low (7) 17 A cap­i­tal fel­low with a hard-work­ing rep­u­ta­tion (6) 20 Porter right on his toes (5) 21 Third man sounds com­pe­tent enough (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Tes­tify (4,7) 9 Lessen grad­u­ally (4,3) 10 Dis­cover signs of (5) 11 Es­ti­mate value of (4) 12 Liv­ing in trees (8) 14 So­lu­tion to prob­lem (6) 16 Black and white chat­ter­ing bird (6) 18 Gi­gan­tic (8) 19 De­pressed (4) 22 Gen­eral pur­port of what is said (5) 23 Gold or sil­ver in in­gots (7) 24 Dis­miss sum­mar­ily (4,7)

DOWN 2 Ex­pel from prop­erty (5) 3 Out­break of pub­lic dis­or­der (4) 4 Tell (6) 5 Hy­po­thet­i­cal (8) 6 Dras­tic upheaval (5-2) 7 Rome (7,4) 8 In­tend­ing to be help­ful (4-7) 13 Care­fully con­sid­ered (8) 15 Ab­sence of sound (7) 17 West African coun­try (6) 20 Pun­gent ed­i­ble bulb (5) 21 Ad­verse crit­i­cism (4)

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