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CRYPTIC CLUES

PUZ­ZLE 14737

ACROSS 1 Ten­deris­ing chopped-up cook­ing com­po­nents (11) 9 Al­low in some ex­otic food (7) 10 Fa­ther blood­stained hav­ing shaved (5) 11 En­light­ened times (4) 12 Not real money they reckon (8) 14 Peep­hole for viewer to lease (6) 16 Ex­ploded with ab­sence of sound? (3,3) 18 Em­bar­rassed-look­ing Marx­ist con­fronted (3-5) 19 This bird’s the re­verse of other birds (4) 22 Record mem­ber­ship (5) 23 Form of ci­phers (7) 24 Alan’s note is star­tling in a way (11) DOWN 2 One wants to be so de­scribed (5) 3 An­i­mal on its back in long grass (4) 4 He has ab­so­lute con­trol of the French

drug (6) 5 Writer in Es­sex both­ered by costs (8) 6 It sinks be­neath the waves (7) 7 Frozen to the core? (4-7) 8 Fi­nal date in the Ju­lian cal­en­dar? (4,2,5) 13 Fail­ures in act­ing led Faust to be

aban­doned (8) 15 Con­firm being some­what sore after the

fin­ish (7) 17 Do­mes­tic ser­vice (3,3) 20 Coun­try doc­tors are OK (5) 21 Be quiet, give two rings and drive

away (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS 1 Ac­tress in main fe­male role (7,4) 9 Cor­rob­o­rate (7) 10 Work at a loom (5) 11 No more than (4) 12 Dec­o­ra­tive ar­ti­cle (8) 14 Min­ion (6) 16 In­ter­fere (6) 18 Large Aus­tralian marsupial (8) 19 To throw (4) 22 Lack­ing power to move (5) 23 Prac­tice of agri­cul­ture (7) 24 Be­have fairly and hon­estly (4,3,4)) DOWN 2 Force out (5) 3 To aban­don (4) 4 Dis­po­si­tion (6) 5 Leg­is­la­tor (8) 6 Af­ford­ing no prospects (4-3) 7 Shake­spearean com­edy (2,3,4,2) 8 Pro­vide the back­ground (3,3,5) 13 Un­duly strict for­mal­ity (8) 15 Keep se­cret (7) 17 Type of sponge (6) 20 An estab­lished prin­ci­ple (5) 21 Boast (4)

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