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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Un­doubt­edly the trendy thing to do (6) 4 Do they leave their money to work for them? (4,4) 9 She may be rel­a­tively dis­posed to re­sist (6) 10 Bless me! A strange get-to­gether (8) 12 State of mind caused by a turn of fate (4) 13 Neat but in­fe­rior (5) 14 Jack finds the French com­pe­tent (4) 17 Pri­vate fled in ac­tion per­haps (12) 20 One would of­fer a seat to such a friend (4-8) 23 It’s im­pos­si­ble to con­nect with these ser­vices (4) 24 Po­ems com­posed about old salts (5) 25 For this cereal use the back gas ring (4) 28 Bear­ings led Harry astray (8) 29 Hilda is up­set about a bloomer (6) 30 He doesn’t play alone (8) 31 A bird cry re­turns with it (6)

DOWN

1 So not out very of­ten (8) 2 Don’t be­lieve the cut-price of­fer (8) 3 Con­tin­u­ally used in free verse (4) 5 An editor sits out a for­mal dis­course (12) 6 Ori­en­tal study of par­adise (4) 7 One’s doctor gives one two notes to take in (6) 8 Car­ried out shoe re­pairs as listed (6) 11 Swiss can­tons for ex­am­ple? (7,5) 15 Turning point up­set­ting to an em­i­nent per­son (5) 16 In­dis­tinct sign of ill­ness (5) 18 I’d turn a sickly colour and refuse per­mis­sion (8) 19 No rat­ing is pos­si­ble for be­ing il­lit­er­ate (8) 21 Tied up and whipped (6) 22 Re­cede in or­der (6) 26 Note it is fixed (4) 27 Pay­ment we take in sil­ver (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Af­fec­tion (6) 4 Widely dis­trib­uted (3-5) 9 Ad­vance warn­ing (6) 10 Show­ing a profit (2,6) 12 At lib­erty (4) 13 Stores in hid­ing (5) 14 As soon as (4) 17 Look for­ward with rel­ish (4,4,4) 20 A world­wide trav­eller (12) 23 Un­cov­ered (4) 24 Store­house (5) 25 Pay at­ten­tion to (4) 28 In­sis­tent (8) 29 Se­ri­ously mis­man­age (6) 30 Gifted (8) 31 Out­come (6)

DOWN

1 Un­ex­pected bit of good luck (8) 2 In­tro­duce economies (8) 3 Tem­po­rary change of course (4) 5 To­tal de­struc­tion (12) 6 A fail­ure (4) 7 Heart­less (6) 8 Amass (6) 11 To head di­rectly (4,1,7) 15 Lack of good sense (5) 16 Ghost (5) 18 Tough­ness (8) 19 De­gree of slope (8) 21 Miss­ing (6) 22 Drive for­ward (6) 26 Neg­li­gi­ble amount (4) 27 Dreary place (4)

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