CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Put right in the pic­ture (6) 4 These days an al­ter­na­tive to

fos­ter­ing (8) 9 Fancy be­com­ing a tenor

maybe (6) 10 Bad spirit per­mis­si­ble - it’s

taken for granted (8) 12 Clothes made to fit (4) 13 The flower of Ger­man wine (5) 14 Fa­mous Ro­man is back in Florence (4) 17 Con­sid­er­a­tion of French be­ing given re­lease (12) 20 Where one buys at the low­est prices (5,7) 23 Share a role (4) 24 Call for peace and quiet (5) 25 River that is Pol­ish or Ger­man (4) 28 Only just (8) 29 Tax pro­tester who pre­sented her buff form (6) 30 The qual­ity of the sea Italy’s in per­haps (8) 31 A gag sug­gests rather strained in­spi­ra­tion (6)

DOWN

1 Club team has a nick­name for Cromwell (8) 2 Rea­son­ably in­tel­li­gent? (8) 3 Prac­tice of hav­ing to cor­re­spond point­lessly (4) 5 Shows devils new treats (12) 6 The force of in­flu­ence? (4) 7 Af­ter US busi­ness con­tract he’s some way short (6) 8 Thought it would turn up in time (6) 11 It’s a fault tak­ing the path of less re­sis­tance (5,7) 15 A fight in the neigh­bour­hood (5) 16 Name formerly used for the present time (5) 18 Coun­try folk may ob­serve it rather than lead it (8) 19 Ex­tra fash­ion­able line in trousers (8) 21 Sharp­ens up games (6) 22 Such a fare is eco­nom­i­cal (6) 26 Turn crazy and stu­pefy (4) 27 Be­come quiet. What a sur­prise! (4)

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