the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Per­sis­tently ask the fam­ily for fruit (7) 4 Game birds to note first (5) 7 Do they lead con­ven­tional lives? (4) 8 Right in line for be­ing num­ber one in the boat (8) 10 It’s taken out in wool gath­er­ing (10) 12 Re­straint put on union leader in woman’s frock (6) 13 Things dif­fi­cult to live up to in one’s trade? (6) 15 Subscribe and ac­cept the risk (10) 18 A fruit that won’t give a fixed de­liv­ery time? (4,4) 19 In the fin­ish I get the girl (4) 20 Spot­ted as be­ing slightly mad (5) 21 Busi­ness in time makes money (7) DOWN 1 An­i­mal comes from Asia and is taken in by fa­ther (5) 2 Small cars go here for ser­vice (8) 3 It’s pos­si­bly nice to see (6) 4 Cracked up, oddly enough (6,4) 5 Weep when I break the law per­haps (4) 6 Coloured lights set in glass (7) 9 Now is the time to be gen­er­ous (7,3) 11 I can head this way for the ranch (8) 12 Made to feel small? (7) 14 Cross at hav­ing an­cient Euro­pean in charge (6) 16 Pro­vide proper di­rec­tions first (5) 17 Noted de­serter was an ill-be­haved child (4)

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