CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Comes to re­spect the royal staff (7) 5 Called for some­one at the ho­tel (5) 8 Bar­gain to get across (9) 9 Leaves note at­tached to ar­ti­cle (3) 10 Strangely awed by hav­ing to walk in wa­ter (4) 12 No oc­ca­sion for gen­eros­ity in the in­terim? (8) 14 These teeth are our last (6) 15 Think back about the cap­i­tal of Ger­many, sir (6) 17 He works with a will (8) 18 A mea­sure of the main chance (4) 21 En­ergy with which an open­ing may be closed (3) 22 Ex­am­ples of in­ces­sant change (9) 24 A charmer about to be de­tected in de­prav­ity (5) 25 Dis­cussed terms for be­ing given a meal (7)

DOWN

1 Is get­ting up with fresh strength (5) 2 This head is bright (3) 3 Sys­tem for bet­ter trans­port (4) 4 Deletes part of an order as essen­tially un­just (6) 5 Clean­ing down (8) 6 Past one’s prime yet still mak­ing progress (7,2) 7 It’s most ex­pen­sive, dar­ling (7) 11 Dog’s up­set the paint (9) 13 The an­swer is about lack­ing in de­ter­mi­na­tion (8) 14 Breathes with dif­fi­culty and gags (7) 16 Stays in com­pany with the right clique (6) 19 Drenched with wa­ter so he’d have to change (5) 20 Rep­u­ta­tion we all have (4) 23 Refuse to ac­knowl­edge a price re­duc­tion (3)

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