CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Takes of­fence at gifts not be­ing opened (7) 4 It may be smoked out its den (5) 7 Ten­dency to be crooked (4) 8 Theirs is a bor­ing oc­cu­pa­tion (8) 10 I’d rather not ex­press it more po­litely (2,5,3) 12 Bound to be a closed cir­cle (6) 13 A suit for work­ing in the garden (6) 15 Ex­pand­ing and be­com­ing more com­mu­nica­tive (7,3) 18 Legally only of mi­nor im­por­tance (5,3) 19 A shade people look well in (4) 20 Woman gains points and gets equal (5) 21 Not huge but shaped to become ro­bust (7)

DOWN

1 Up­lift­ing writer or flier (5) 2 A tray’s in use - should be clean (8) 3 In­dus­trial out­go­ing (6) 4 A well-sup­plied busi­ness con­cern (3,7) 5 Sadly dies on a date in Rome (4) 6 Gets the better of teach­ers (7) 9 Ver­sa­tile ac­tor? (3,2,5) 11 Cau­tion had Si­mon dither­ing (8) 12 Put in­come down as es­ti­mate (7) 14 Wrongly think it’s about mid­dle age for a horse­man (6) 16 Cap­tured and shot (5) 17 Lied about hav­ing noth­ing to do (4)

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