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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Re­spond to a plea to go back on the stage (5) 4 An an­i­mal must have some means of de­fence (7) 8 The name of the game? (3) 9 A very im­por­tant event, by the way (9) 10 Ec­cen­tric aunt has set­back about dis­ease (7) 11 Not rounds used in an er­ratic salvo (5) 13 Per­forms aer­o­bat­ics in ad­ver­tis­ing dis­plays (6) 15 US port in a state of in­ac­tiv­ity (6) 18 Don’t let lit­tle Josephine play it! (5) 19 Jams sold in jars (7) 21 A plain fel­low treated like a door­mat (7,2) 23 Dropped in for a cold drink (3) 24 Wrings out a price for past wrongs (7) 25 The safe drink­ing num­ber? (5)

DOWN

1 Re­counts the un­do­ing of Laertes (7) 2 A fight pre­cedes the act in re­verse or­der (5,4) 3 Vic­tim on stage em­braces tragic Athe­nian (5) 4 Very much like sauce (6) 5 Fail to in­clude some­thing so I must be cor­rected (4,3) 6 Some drag out the past (3) 7 Rows pro­duce audi­ble weep­ing (5) 12 It’s aw­ful to see dad turn up look­ing weary (9) 14 One who swears or turns into a drunk­ard (7) 16 Ap­pre­ci­ate con­sid­er­a­tion (7) 17 Passed shuf­fled cards (6) 18 Cook beats a mix­ture (5) 20 Thrash about the ring show­ing lit­tle craft (5) 22 Small crea­ture with pointed foot (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Pick­pock­ets’ teacher in Oliver Twist (5) 4 Promis­ing (7) 8 Mass of fish eggs (3) 9 Ram­page fren­ziedly (2,7) 10 Small­est of Great Lakes (7) 11 Sub­merge (5) 13 Phys­i­cal wound (6) 15 Go be­yond (6) 18 Con­tin­u­ously (2,3) 19 Sea cap­tain (7) 21 Cen­tral Amer­i­can repub­lic (5,4) 23 Spi­der’s trap (3) 24 Com­pletely filled (7) 25 Curt (5)

DOWN

1 To pay re­luc­tantly (4,3) 2 Breed of large pow­er­ful dog (5,4) 3 River of north­west Africa (5) 4 Mix so­cially (6) 5 Self-con­tra­dic­tory state­ment (7) 6 Price paid for ser­vices (3) 7 Com­pare (5) 12 Sub­due (9) 14 Act as go-be­tween (7) 16 Hard-wear­ing (7) 17 Strive for high things (6) 18 Take place (5) 20 Not suit­able (5) 22 Un­der­mine (3)

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