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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Cruel mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of profit (5) 4 As­sets in­vested in Lon­don (7) 8 In ad­di­tion to love (3) 9 Op­po­site of all dressed up and nowhere to go (7,2) 10 Fire con­fined to part of the church (7) 11 Bent and crooked cedar (5) 13 Oil found near Albania re­port­edly (6) 15 Man did the wrong thing mak­ing a come­back (6) 18 A word in French leads to cre­at­ing a slo­gan (5) 19 Hill split by flood (7) 21 Sol­diers armed with guns on ma­noeu­vres (9) 23 This nail may be found in a boot (3) 24 Firm in­ter­est (7) 25 Grow­ing rage? (5)

DOWN

1 Treat with con­tempt (5) 4 Pre­sump­tu­ous (7) 8 To knock (3) 9 Fi­nal de­mand (9) 10 Con­trol and make use of (7) 11 A mass meet­ing (5) 13 New re­cruit (6) 15 Be of the con­sid­ered opin­ion (6) 18 Con­se­crate (5) 19 Pre­cise mo­ment (7) 21 First in im­por­tance (6,3) 23 Ven­ti­late (3) 24 Il­lu­mi­nate (7) 25 As­sign to a cat­e­gory (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Grant­ing per­mis­sion for a lease (7) 2 Land­seer’s place on an old ship (5,4) 3 Of­ten nui­sances are pro­duced partly by bore­dom (5) 4 He docks the sail­ing ship (6) 5 Undis­closed mil­i­tary rank (7) 6 La­bel that may be ap­plied to wrestling (3) 7 Given ma­te­rial back­ing? (5) 12 Through tele­phon­ing (9) 14 A foot of wa­ter in the dio­cese (7) 16 Yet it’s a mis­placed feel­ing of grat­i­fi­ca­tion (7) 17 Way to gain ap­proval for the or­gan (6) 18 The art of spell­ing (5) 20 Hastily make and hoist a flag (3,2) 22 She’s not al­lowed in bed (3)

DOWN

2 1 Ad­di­tional De­lib­er­ately (7) (2,7) 3 Sus­pen­sion of hos­til­i­ties (5) 4 A fix­a­tion (6) 5 Deep re­gret for wrong done (7) 6 Hav­ing a ten­dency (3) 7 Ven­tril­o­quist’s doll (5) 12 Meekly (4,1,4) 14 Look closely at (7) 16 Un­af­fected (7) 17 Re­pu­di­ate (6) 18 Lack­ing orig­i­nal­ity (5) 20 Ar­tillery pro­jec­tile (5) 22 A drink­ing ves­sel (3)

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