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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Ap­pear late for pub­lic hon­our (3,2,5) 6 Beat se­verely in re­turn game (4) 10 A pa­pal or­der to cause dis­may (5) 11 Ac­tor in­volved in the drama is aim­ing to please (9) 12 An­i­mal feed held in tum­ble­down barn and pound (4,4) 13 Bur­dened the boy with direc­tions (5) 15 Left to re­sign in chaos, hangs around in hope (7) 17 No an­swer (7) 19 He min­gles with the crowd to get food (7) 21 A word of praise (7) 22 Im­age to carry on the first of March (5) 24 Rea­son­ably in­tel­li­gent (8) 27 Pretty tight though in good run­ning or­der (4-5) 28 Stray around in woods per­haps (5) 29 A step up the ladder is called for (4) 30 Looked hap­pier when the light im­proved? (10)

DOWN

1 Best part of the metal (4) 2 Ar­ti­fi­cial lan­guage pro­vides neat prose (9) 3 Ma­te­rial from New York not put on in Lon­don (5) 4 They’re as­so­ci­ated with heads and tails (3,4) 5 A paid in­former (7) 7 Round hole egg-shaped (5) 8 As taken by a parachutist? (6,4) 9 Fac­tors in debt-col­lec­tion (8) 14 Time will be on its side (5,5) 16 Poem done in my break (8) 18 Jack pos­si­bly is one who car­ries weight (9) 20 His depre­da­tions af­fect the

stock­holder (7) 21 Mean­ing to fol­low, be­ing

sheep­ish (7) 23 It is in fact a long claw (5) 25 In­lay hav­ing three points in it (5) 26 Push pi­ano against the bar (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 World’s fourth largest is­land (10) 6 A na­tional em­blem (4) 10 To sep­a­rate (5) 11 Harm to rep­u­ta­tion (9) 12 Unas­sisted vi­sion (5,3) 13 Slop­ing sharply (5) 15 Ut­terly wicked (7) 17 With­out wide vari­a­tions (7) 19 Ad­mit to be true (7) 21 To ut­ter (7) 22 A heavy very dark wood (5) 24 A leg­isla­tive body (8) 27 Mil­i­tary cam­paign of at­tack (9) 28 Phys­i­cally weak (5) 29 To hinge (4) 30 Watch­ful against dan­ger (2,3,5)

DOWN

1 Re­gret ab­sence of (4) 2 Depar­ture from planned course (9) 3 Rocky ravine (5) 4 Grief (7) 5 Morally strict (7) 7 Put in a bank (5) 8 Col­lapse emo­tion­ally (2,2,6) 9 Force­ful per­sua­sion (8) 14 Quit through loss of nerve (7,3) 16 Singly (3,2,3) 18 For­mi­da­ble older woman (9) 20 Pre­var­i­ca­tion (7) 21 Im­plore (7) 23 Pro­pose (5) 25 A se­cret crim­i­nal so­ci­ety (5) 26 Sur­feit (4)

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