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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Hood and sash worn in the Royal Navy (5) 4 Em­i­nent scholar turned masseur (7) 8 The ap­peal of a dy­ing craft per­haps (3) 9 Sooth­ing sort of play-ac­tor (9) 10 The type to feel for the blind (7) 11 As a guardian he was fab­u­lous (5) 13 Com­monly do (6) 15 Rain on the way leads to stress (6) 18 Some mi­cro­scopic or gi­ant breed of dog (5) 19 One drink swal­lowed by Miss West in pic­ture (7) 21 Left alone by those seek­ing a loan (9) 23 Fruit put in crack­ers? (3) 24 Scholar of French in a spec­tac­u­lar trick (7) 25 Out of prac­tice but try us any­way (5) DOWN 1 The sym­bol of Eng­land at open­ing time? (7) 2 Brandy set out for the spec­ta­tor (9) 3 Plane crash in Asia (5) 4 Drink up with Ed­ward and be­come bliss­ful (6) 5 Very hard worker sup­ports a mother (7) 6 Low sound (3) 7 Eye­sores yet to be im­proved on board (5) 12 Slopes tend to spoil its gar­den (9) 14 In France the one in­dis­putable free­dom (7) 16 A sign that vis­i­tors aren’t wel­come (2,5) 17 Up-to-date hu­morist has a suc­cess (4-2) 18 Irons suit (5) 20 It counts as a creeper (5) 22 Some staunch Greek char­ac­ter (3)

ACROSS QUICK CLUES

1 Amulet (5) 4 Con­fer­ence of spe­cial­ists (7) 8 Noc­tur­nal bird of prey (3) 9 Re­main un­sown for a year (3,6) 10 In­ten­sify (7) 11 Dress­maker’s lay-fig­ure (5) 13 Strike re­peat­edly with fist (6) 15 Zeal (6) 18 Puz­zling ques­tion (5) 19 In ad­di­tion to (2,3,2) 21 Tak­ing ef­fect (9) 23 Badly (3) 24 Small cu­cum­ber for

pick­ling (7) 25 Ob­so­lete (5)

DOWN

1 De­tailed ex­am­i­na­tion (5-2) 2 Man­u­ally clumsy (3,6) 3 Fruit of gourd fam­ily (5) 4 Pin to fas­ten meat (6) 5 Fol­low wind­ing course (7) 6 Noth­ing (3) 7 Bois­ter­ous and dis­or­derly (5) 12 De­bat­able item (4,5) 14 Set aside for a pur­pose (7) 16 Di­shev­elled (7) 17 Idea (6) 18 Tine (5) 20 Sound of walk­ing (5) 22 Vis­ual ap­pre­ci­a­tion (3)

PUZ­ZLE 14723

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