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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Pos­sess­ing the vo­cab­u­lary for

quar­relling? (6,5) 9 Per­ma­nently ben­e­fi­cial (3,4) 10 One of two keys I found in the ken­nel (5) 11 Ad­mits be­ing in pos­ses­sion (4) 12 Un­im­por­tant per­sons make solv­ing

mur­ders dif­fi­cult (8) 14 Cap­ture in French bunker (6) 16 All the dif­fer­ence be­tween life and

death? (6) 18 Try re­peat­edly to get a sign of

ap­proval (4,4) 19 Ruler of star po­ten­tial (4) 22 As you can see it forms a ring (5) 23 Ex­tremely im­por­tant sta­tions (7) 24 A charge made upon in­come? (8,3)

DOWN

2 In favour of get­ting in an item of pro­tec­tive wear (5) 3 Club used in the evening (4) 4 Dig up one new Bib­li­cal judge (6) 5 A sur­vey not re­peated (4-4) 6 Man in a whirl drives madly and hard (7) 7 Crazy way to score a goal at soc­cer (3,4,4) 8 Res­i­den­tial form of trans­port (6,5) 13 Com­poser has part writ­ten up for a sin­gle man (8) 15 A long time out in town get­ting a

dress (3,4) 17 Car­riage on a pack­age (6) 20 Steps out­side (5) 21 Right in line (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 To sep­a­rate (4,7) 9 Gaunt (7) 10 Sri Lankan mon­e­tary unit (5) 11 Orig­i­nate (4) 12 Cus­tom­ary (8) 14 Use­less (2-4) 16 Form a lik­ing for (4,2) 18 Grotesque mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion (8) 19 Man­i­fest (4) 22 Pen­e­trat­ing (5) 23 Small hand-thrown bomb (7) 24 Dis­miss un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously (4,7)

DOWN

2 Per­suade by rea­son­ing (5) 3 A hard durable tim­ber (4) 4 Se­vere trial (6) 5 Guer­rilla in wartime (8) 6 Ro­man god of sea (7) 7 Var­i­ous un­spec­i­fied items (4,3,4) 8 Based on sound ev­i­dence (4-7) 13 Stupid per­son (8) 15 Small par­ti­cle (7) 17 Mark of dis­credit (6) 20 Unem­bel­lished (5) 21 Hum­ble and sub­mis­sive (4)

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