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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Stand­ing firm in the rush to tan (7) 5 A tele­gram may hold back a ship (5) 8 Win ev­ery­thing in a lot­tery with the di­rec­tors (5,3,5) 9 One so con­fused may be caught by it (5) 10 I left the priest in church (7) 11 Thief’s un­usual charm (6) 12 Re­mains in the coun­try­side (6) 15 Let care be ar­ranged for tragic fe­male (7) 17 Box­ing cir­cles (5) 19 Con­cise de­scrip­tion of most liqueurs (5,3,5) 20 Used by a golfer in a jam? (5) 21 Points out but don’t see changes are nec­es­sary (7)

DOWN

1 Girl takes Poles round Amer­ica (5) 2 Keen trav­eller per­haps to be avoided by driv­ers (3,3,3,4) 3 Put down to do more evening work? (7) 4 Re­verse some un­der­tak­ing? (6) 5 Sea room? (5) 6 Test of fair­ness (6,7) 7 Suf­fers be­ing close to sure trou­ble (7) 11 It cuts tim­ber from the far west (4,3) 13 Gives up and goes to bed (5,2) 14 Put into a con­tainer and drunk (6) 16 Head­ing for the cham­pi­onship (5) 18 Is set to change places (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Seek to achieve (7) 5 A mod­er­ate pur­ple (5) 8 Time af­ter time (5,3,5) 9 Main­tain life (5) 10 In­ter­weave (7) 11 On dry land (6) 12 Free of charge (6) 15 In a clumsy man­ner (7) 17 To crowd closely (5) 19 A tran­sient vis­i­tor (4,2,7) 20 Up­right (5) 21 Gen­eral phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion (5-2)

DOWN

1 Quickly (5) 2 In­tensely (2,1,4,6) 3 Un­nat­u­rally cruel per­son (7) 4 Re­pair roughly (6) 5 Small­est (5) 6 Step with un­pre­dictable re­sult (4,2,3,4) 7 Ad­mit (7) 11 Like­able (7) 13 Sharp re­tort (7) 14 Short-sighted (6) 16 Mainly fresh­wa­ter food­fish (5) 18 Soak in liq­uid (5)

PUZ­ZLE 14744

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