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CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Broad­casts about places (6) 4 Lonely ladies to be re­ha­bil­i­tated (8) 9 Rev­enue for a com­pany in mine work­ings (6) 10 It could pro­duce a drop in per­for­mance (4,4) 12 Mar­ket’s worst seller (4) 13 Ex­haust pipe (5) 14 Bail out in the In­dian Ocean (4) 17 What the crafty bounder kept? (3,4,5) 20 As a film it was un­speak­ably funny (6,6) 23 A clas­si­cal au­thor I’d noth­ing against at first (4) 24 Start ban­quet with birds and game (5) 25 An el­e­ment of quartz in crys­tal (4) 28 Be snooty in speech and over­bear­ing in de­bate (4,4) 29 This col­umn backs one up (6) 30 Left the ranks un­oc­cu­pied (8) 31 He up­sets the war­den (6)

DOWN

1 Spot of wet weather (8) 2 Unusu­ally cruel set of crit­i­cisms (8) 3 Amy’s out get­ting veg­eta­bles (4) 5 Di­rect speech? (8,4) 6 Audi­ble fault in cir­cuitry (4) 7 There are doubts as­so­ci­ated with this name (6) 8 In­ward-turn­ing sci­en­tist (6) 11 He isn’t a good fore­caster (7,2,3) 15 Port one gets in casks (5) 16 Took sil­ver held in­side a truck (5) 18 First class stu­dent? (8) 19 Unau­tho­rised de­mand for sus­pen­sion (5,3) 21 Com­mu­nist hold­ing out though badly beaten (6) 22 We slid around be­fore find­ing con­trols (6) 26 Flower in­di­cat­ing noth­ing to the Ger­man (4) 27 To be frank there’s noth­ing to write (4)

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