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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 De­fence pro­vided by a reg­i­men­tal mas­cot? (7) 5 A let­ter writ­ten in a dis­mal phase (5) 8 He may dig graves; also get a choir ar­ranged (13) 9 Di­rec­tion from the gover­nor that must be obeyed (5) 10 Prop­er­ties on the US At­lantic seaboard (7) 11 A divi­sion of the church (6) 12 Put on gear that’s strangely colour­ful (6) 15 Sig­nif­i­cant work at the bank (7) 17 Turnover in coats (5) 19 Fin­ished an­nounce­ment shows ex­ag­ger­a­tion (13) 20 One of five is un­ac­count­able (5) 21 Af­ter the start of the trial, ar­gue the cause of crime (7)

DOWN

1 Open grass­land (5) 2 They have the best times of any­one (6-7) 3 Fit­ness train­ing starts pains but bears fruit (7) 4 A scoop for the gar­den­ing correspondent? (6) 5 A con­test in speak­ing roughly (5) 6 It takes all types, pro­duc­ing news­pa­pers (8,5) 7 A per­former rates it dif­fer­ently (7) 11 Starts dis­plays (4,3) 13 Free of duty (7) 14 Hor­ri­fied - has the wrong tag show­ing out­side (6) 16 The edi­tion in use is in­ac­cu­rate (5) 18 Re­veal the style of the French (3,2)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Trop­i­cal cy­clone (7) 5 North­west US state (5) 8 Pep­per­mint-flavoured liqueur (5,2,6) 9 A trou­ble­some thing (5) 10 Lit­er­a­ture (7) 11 Cheer­ful (6) 12 El­e­gant and re­fined in man­ners (6) 15 Ig­no­rant (7) 17 Aus­tere (5) 19 De­part from ac­cepted con­duct (4,3,2,4) 20 To store for fu­ture use (3,2) 21 Higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tion (7)

DOWN

1 Un­spo­ken (5) 2 Head­long (13) 3 Partly co­in­cide (7) 4 Obelisk (6) 5 Mal­adroit (5) 6 Nev­er­the­less (2,3,4,4) 7 Su­per­in­tend (7) 11 Ad­vise (7) 13 Sooth­ing (7) 14 Fev­er­ish (6) 16 Nut from the oak (5) 18 Fe­male rel­a­tive (5)

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