the cross­words

PUZ­ZLE 14775

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Painter of some force? (9) 8 Plane in trou­ble in the Hi­malayas (5) 9 Fur­ther im­prove­ment (7) 10 You can count on it (6) 11 Farm, the last in Wy­oming with cat­tle coun­try (6) 12 Hand over a rep­re­sen­ta­tive (8) 15 Didn’t stay un­in­hab­ited (8) 18 Rod­ney might be over there (6) 20 Ig­no­rant and un­der a mis­con­cep­tion (6) 21 An­i­mal whose food is su­pe­rior to other an­i­mals’? (7) 22 Count in Europe as mag­nan­i­mous (5) 23 Do not dare to pro­duce a cos­metic for use by men (9)

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2 The se­quence of com­mand (5) 3 Tor­tured saints - Mark may be one of them (6) 4 Ac­count many wrongly tried to sanc­tion (8) 5 Sup­ply with power? (6) 6 Par­tic­u­lar place is in a mess (7) 7 He leaves his coat on the wall (9) 11 Ex­cel­lent acts worth en­cores (4,5) 13 Hen per­haps spot­ted bee­tle (8) 14 At­tribute that makes a writer (7) 16 Are in debt but man­aged to bring up the chil­dren (6) 17 Not just an in­ter­na­tional trade show (6) 19 Mis­chievous bit of self-in­dul­gence (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure (9) 8 Well-in­formed (5) 9 De­sist (7) 10 Shrub of rhodo­den­dron genus (6) 11 Of­fer in pay­ment (6) 12 Sup­porter of a party (8) 15 Earnest, of­ten naive re­former (2-6) 18 Sig­nify (6) 20 Eva­sive (6) 21 Badly be­haved (7) 22 Ma­li­cious burning of prop­erty (5) 23 In most cases (9)

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2 With­out oth­ers’ help (5) 3 In­cor­po­rate (6) 4 Fear­less (8) 5 Blind tem­po­rar­ily by bright­ness (6) 6 Pre­vi­ously (7) 7 Over­whelm with shock (9) 11 Shop­keeper (9) 13 In­tractable per­son (4,4) 14 Con­trary to (7) 16 Plea­sure-trip (6) 17 In­scrutable per­son (6) 19 Ab­so­lute (5)

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