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PUZ­ZLE 14736

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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Test of French in viva voce (6) 4 I’m go­ing into prop­erty assess­ment (8) 9 Bird to catch on horse­back (6) 10 Mix-up in rush to be­come air­borne (8) 12 In France we show higher in­tel­lect (4) 13 Odd but amus­ing (5) 14 Woman given note and present (4) 17 Never out - but not in­vari­ably (12) 20 They have no sav­ing graces (12) 23 Bloomer that takes in the pupil (4) 24 Daily record of dairy man­u­fac­ture (5) 25 Twin gets praise in re­turn (4) 28 It is done in a way that’s a se­ri­ous crime (8) 29 A min­i­mum in­vest­ment in the Mar­shall

Is­lands (6) 30 They are em­pow­ered to go over our

heads (8) 31 Sin­gu­lar ex­am­ple of very lit­tle money for

fruit (6)

DOWN

1 I’d turn up in a sort of or­ange fabric (8) 2 Pub­licly ac­cuse a stupid per­son hold­ing one up (8) 3 A se­cret hide­away for port (4) 5 Scanned route un­til it be­came in­stinc­tive? (6,6) 6 I stood for of­fice in Mid­dle East coun­try (4) 7 Wrongly blamed for hav­ing daw­dled (6) 8 They may take the field an hour be­fore mid­day (6) 11 Post­pon­ing a mis­take on the green? (7,2,3) 15 Breaks into pic­tures (5) 16 Lower a large cock­tail (5) 18 Dis­charge in­di­cates need to turn off in use (8) 19 His praises are sung in the ser­vices (8) 21 Seat is put out for a nap (6) 22 There’s a lot he wants (6) 26 Big name ap­pears nightly (4) 27 Face the team (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Ex­pres­sion of high re­gard (6) 4 Par­tial (3-5) 9 On few oc­ca­sions (6) 10 Du­ra­tion (8) 12 A fine lustrous fabric (4) 13 Po­lite (5) 14 Mi­nus (4) 17 Ul­ti­mately (2,3,4,3) 20 De­fer­ral (12) 23 High­est point (4) 24 Mon­e­tary re­sources (5) 25 No more than (4) 28 Reck­lessly ex­trav­a­gant (8) 29 Fu­ture (6) 30 Per­son of con­se­quence (8) 31 Frag­ment of con­ver­sa­tion (6)

DOWN

1 Se­vere suf­fer­ing (8) 2 Virtue (8) 3 Very strong wind (4) 5 An em­phatic re­fusal (7,5) 6 Dis­patch (4) 7 Silly non­sense (6) 8 As­sim­i­late (6) 11 Pre­vail­ing state of af­fairs (3,2,3,4) 15 Re­veal a se­cret (3,2) 16 Food re­duced to pulp (5) 18 Run-down (8) 19 In de­tail (2,6) 21 South Amer­i­can tree­less plain (6) 22 Re­move de­fects from (6) 26 Large branch of tree (4) 27 Com­plain (4)

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