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PUZ­ZLE 14746

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Hos­tile ex­pres­sion when Cook balls kitchen beginner out (5,5) 8 One with no faith in fa­ther back­ing a horse (5) 9 Is stout per­haps so doesn’t dance (4,3) 10 In a bout we are able to last longer (7) 11 First class let­ter (5) 12 At­tack or shun maybe (6) 14 The old sailor moves back with­out no­tice (6) 17 Right country for Latin? (5) 19 Di­rect be­hav­iour (7) 21 Clas­si­cal admission of guilt (7) 22 Start be­ing dif­fer­ent (5) 23 Grasps and ar­rests (10)

DOWN

2 A sub­sti­tute for the match (7) 3 Ocean-de­signed craft? Hardly (5) 4 Re­sult strangely in a glossy ap­pear­ance (6) 5 To ar­gue in such a way is a scan­dal (7) 6 Boat causes wa­ters to rise (5) 7 Tear things apart to put them in or­der again (10) 8 A pos­i­tive re­sult (10) 13 Pre­sum­ably one gets a light tan from it (3,4) 15 Some­how grudged not be­ing fully con­scious of events (7) 16 Like a civet dis­turbed (6) 18 One who is said to scoff fine cof­fee (5) 20 Splen­did old coin (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 At the man­age­ment’s ex­pense (2,3,5) 8 Ner­vous ex­cite­ment (5) 9 In­ter­con­nected sys­tem (7) 10 To free from a bur­den (7) 11 Es­ti­mate with­out cal­cu­la­tion (5) 12 Prairie wolf (6) 14 Help­lessly dazed state (6) 17 Group of Poly­ne­sian is­lands (5) 19 Bel­gian port (7) 21 Hand­bill (7) 22 Wil­low for bas­ket­work (5) 23 Have in­tended ef­fect (6,4)

DOWN

2 Strange­ness (7) 3 A mov­ing swarm (5) 4 Im­pede (6) 5 Rigidly con­ven­tional (7) 6 Bring to mind (5) 7 Im­mensely tall build­ing (10) 8 Crew’s quarters in ships bows (10) 13 Type of fish­ing boat (7) 15 Bonus (7) 16 Com­poser of opera Blue­beard’s Cas­tle (6) 18 Fi­nan­cial re­sources (5) 20 Cog (5)

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