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PUZ­ZLE 14745

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Agreed with the head (6) 4 A girl to help peo­ple out (6) 9 A lover - mar­ried un­for­tu­nately (7) 10 Rested like be­ing in bed (5) 11 A means of cur­rent es­cape which sus­tains us (5) 12 Con­tem­po­rary gift (7) 13 They pro­tect troops from var­i­ous tech­nocrats (6,5) 18 It’s sim­ply pic­turesque (7) 20 Left in the cooker to be di­vided (5) 22 Disunion in the Adri­atic (5) 23 It’s not a change of po­si­tion (7) 24 Such plain non­sense can bring the house down (3,3) 25 The sig­nif­i­cance of graven images out East (6)

DOWN

1 Ten are or­dered to be more smart (6) 2 To raise ob­jec­tion is not en­tirely mod­est (5) 3 Win the right to re­tain ar­ti­cle of ter­ra­cotta (7) 5 Walk like a doc­tor in drink? (5) 6 Food locked up (7) 7 Changed un­tidy birth­day suit (6) 8 Lose one’s grip and take no fur­ther ac­tion (4,3,4) 14 A right­ful share of pro­ceeds from re­gal au­thor­ity (7) 15 Ex­ile not at home with ac­tors (7) 16 In­cor­rectly be said to be prej­u­diced (6) 17 Changes which should be made by wrong­do­ers (6) 19 Left to re­turn to the game (5) 21 Stain ar­ti­cle in pale shade (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 For­tu­itous (6) 4 To mod­er­ate (6) 9 With­out spe­cific tar­get (2,5) 10 Strong of char­ac­ter (5) 11 More than usu­ally (5) 12 Raise re­peated false alarms (3,4) 13 Us­ing max­i­mum force (4-7) 18 By-prod­uct (4-3) 20 Gen­uine (5) 22 Large di­vided leaf (5) 23 Atone for (7) 24 Song of sor­row (6) 25 Windswept (6)

DOWN

1 Cow­ardly (6) 2 Ap­por­tion (5) 3 Make shorter than planned (7) 5 Ten­ta­tive ef­fort (5) 6 Sup­port ac­tively (7) 7 Con­firm for­mally (6) 8 Lose one’s nerve (3,4,4) 14 Un­vary­ing (7) 15 In writ­ing (2,5) 16 Ser­vice­able (6) 17 To wit (6) 19 Of a by­gone era (5) 21 Jack (5)

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