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CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Just the racer to beat the favourite (7) 4 A few notes mount up (5) 7 They may be eaten slowly or

bolted (4) 8 Cap­i­tal may trans­form bad set-up (8) 10 Keep a firm grip (10) 12 Is able some­how to get safely down

to rock-bot­tom (6) 13 Seize a king be­fore all others (6) 15 Sounds ter­rific in all re­spects, thank you (10) 18 Well brought up but lack­ing re­fine­ment (5,3) 19 Bill pre­sented to a man brings last­ing pain (4) 20 He goes out with Irene (5) 21 Given pro­tec­tion, be­ing cau­tious (7)

DOWN

1 El­e­vat­ing ob­jec­tive of the trainee pilot (5) 2 Hobby for profit (8) 3 In­structed to ap­pear tense in speech (6) 4 Is lit­tle skill re­quired to sail them? (5,5) 5 Help with a wa­ger (4) 6 Beg for an ad­just­ment in net rate (7) 9 Against rigid price con­trol for win­ter mo­tor­ing (10) 11 Su­per­seded, so put in debt (8) 12 Ob­ject of writ­ing (7) 14 Train a num­ber of race­horses (6) 16 Give in or give out (5) 17 Act in ro­ta­tion (4)

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