the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 The A-team is in­volved in ri­fle events (5,6) 9 Con­science-stricken, has made amends (7) 10 The Ir­ish lost more than half of them (5) 11 Re­pair an in­ter­jec­tion (4) 12 They en­ter of­fices un­in­vited (8) 14 Change planes in Italy (6) 16 Hate to see ar­ti­cles lined up (6) 18 Make a good friend in the ac­cepted way (8) 19 Bro­ken sculp­ture (4) 22 Be­come a sit­ting ten­ant (5) 23 Dress again in re­gal fash­ion (7) 24 Su­pe­rior mix­ture of mod­ern paint (11)

DOWN

2 Blood of the gods up­sets the choir (5) 3 Ris­ing Amer­i­can politi­cian in the car (4) 4 De­scrib­ing one with the most ex­pe­ri­ence of life (6) 5 With­out an out­ward ap­pear­ance? (8) 6 Al­ways set out for the high­est peak (7) 7 Strict hand drafts a new or­der (4,3,4) 8 Look­ing for golden op­por­tu­ni­ties? (11) 13 Went dead (8) 15 One after an­other (7) 17 It rouses after the man­ner of strong spirit (6) 20 A league match (5) 21 Sea chief (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Oc­ca­sion­ally (3,3,5) 9 Also not (7) 10 Land­locked coun­try of south Asia (5) 11 En­treat earnestly (4) 12 Un­der cover (2,6) 14 Oblige (6) 16 Ski-race down zigzag course (6) 18 Ir­ra­tional­ity (8) 19 Im­pa­tient de­sire (4) 22 Fi­nan­cially sound (5) 23 Vague sus­pi­cion (7) 24 Punc­tu­ally (2,3,6)

DOWN

2 In ar­rears (5) 3 Con­tin­u­ous dull pain (4) 4 Au­da­cious (6) 5 In a wary man­ner (8) 6 Put at risk (7) 7 At the ap­pro­pri­ate mo­ment (2,3,6) 8 Un­par­al­leled max­i­mum level (3-4,4) 13 Roofed gallery at­tached to house (8) 15 Sour kind of dark cherry (7) 17 Orches­tral con­duc­tor’s rostrum (6) 20 Con­tam­i­nate (5) 21 Hide (4)

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