the cross­words

CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Its items may be de­bated a long time and amended (6) 4 Do mean turn - it’s lamented (6) 9 Draw in­spi­ra­tion from a brew of herb tea (7) 10 Night vi­sion (5) 11 De­ter­mined to start an ar­gu­ment (3-2) 12 Wild leop­ard is given re­stricted free­dom (7) 13 Fine steak and a drink on the house (11) 18 Lady per­haps who prof­its from her bloomers (7) 20 A sticker but not a girl’s best friend (5) 22 It is well used by desert trav­ellers (5) 23 Places of­ten vis­ited or in­cluded in short breaks (7) 24 Deal pos­si­bly in­volves the doc­tor in a row (6) 25 Searched for a rest­ing place (6)

DOWN

1 Some Bri­tish sub­marines set up and spring a trap (6) 2 Woman not fully en­gaged in what hap­pened (5) 3 US city ed­i­tor breaks down at the junc­tion (7) 5 Ar­range for in­struc­tion (5) 6 Do they have pierc­ing eyes? Just the op­po­site (7) 7 Out­dated pre­sen­ta­tion of French fash­ion (6) 8 Well, it shouldn’t be high (11) 14 This an­i­mal won’t al­ways die a nat­u­ral death (7) 15 He doesn’t agree with work prob­lem (7) 16 Buoy­ant through be­ing out of debt (6) 17 Poet­i­cally skilled (6) 19 Prob­lem chil­dren (5) 21 Can­cel Scot­tish-Pol­ish fix­ture? (5)

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