CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Ex­cit­ing habit (4-6) 8 Cat­tle drive (5) 9 A life-saver in var­i­ous up­sets (7) 10 Be a clumsy fat lover of Heloise (7) 11 Row in the kitchen (5) 12 Chris­tian cel­e­bra­tion when a tree’s set out (6) 14 De­vice for de­tect­ing strange snores (6) 17 Ver­bal crit­i­cism of the show (5) 19 A plot that should ul­ti­mately bear fruit (7) 21 Gates may fall as the cricket match

con­tin­ues (7) 22 Not a sub­ject needed by most

school­child­ren (5) 23 De­cided to have prop­erty and stay in

it (6,4)

DOWN

2 Eter­nal prob­lem of un­sta­ble sea legs (7) 3 Some pop­u­lar va­ri­ety of grub (5) 4 Where such deal­ers may find

them­selves? (6) 5 Ex­actly the op­po­site of how prose

should be writ­ten (7) 6 Part of the body that’s noth­ing to smile

about (5) 7 Busi­ness he thinks should not be a mat­ter of duty (4,6) 8 They don’t have to be smart to fool the birds (10) 13 Sin­gu­lar fea­ture of the weather (7) 15 One doesn’t make a sum­mer drink (7) 16 An­cient stone ves­sel found in metal wrap­ping (6) 18 Bad habits that are dif­fi­cult to get out of? (5) 20 Well salted (5)

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