the cross­words

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Pro­duced by em­ployee but not mass-pro­duced (4,2,4) 8 De­vel­oped in the wrong way (5) 9 A set pre­lim­i­nary (7) 10 The ex­te­rior is due to un­dergo ren­o­va­tion (7) 11 The moral in the thick of bat­tle (5) 12 Rift cre­ated by a bro­ken prom­ise? (6) 14 Mis­deed on a bat­tle­ground (6) 17 Fur­ni­ture cat­a­logue (5) 19 My rapid trans­for­ma­tion has a grave re­sult (7) 21 An in­stance of what used to be enough (7) 22 Wild dog in Aus­tralia (5) 23 One’s ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion (6,4)

DOWN

2 Pos­si­bly one of twelve Poles at vari­ance (7) 3 Nun that is up­set by lack of in­ter­est (5) 4 Syco­phants ac­cord­ing to an en­emy’s ver­sion (3-3) 5 There’s no ac­count­ing for his per­for­mance (7) 6 Such charges may be dropped (5) 7 Close but brief con­tact (5,3,2) 8 Be a su­pe­rior gar­dener and be­come even more so (4,6) 13 De­pre­ci­ate each novel writer (7) 15 It re­minds me re­peat­edly not to change (7) 16 Call for su­pe­rior judg­ment (6) 18 Nerve - but not of steel (5) 20 It lo­cates air­craft climb­ing or de­scend­ing (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 A per­cus­sion in­stru­ment (10) 8 Go for a swim (5) 9 Pooh-pooh (7) 10 Greatly ag­i­tated (2,1,4) 11 Per­cent­age (5) 12 Disen­gage and re­move (6) 14 Of­fi­cial lan­guage of Is­rael (6) 17 Fail to make use of (5) 19 Per­spi­cac­ity (7) 21 Sully (7) 22 Lazy per­son (5) 23 Grad­u­ally gain im­pe­tus (3,2,5)

DOWN

2 Con­tes­tant (7) 3 Deal with (5) 4 Fur­nishes with an in­come (6) 5 Aloof­ness (7) 6 In­tended (5) 7 Fac­ing trou­ble with au­thor­ity (2,3,5) 8 Sig­nify ba­si­cally (4,4,2) 13 Live in peace with each other (7) 15 In­signia of roy­alty (7) 16 Un­lucky ac­ci­dent (6) 18 Ges­ture of in­dif­fer­ence (5) 20 Go round the edge of (5)

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