the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 A danc­ing cham­pion show­ing a quick­step (2,1,4) 4 Make fun of one’s peers (5) 7 She unites the Span­ish and the French (4) 8 Have a touch of colour and be mis­er­able (4,4) 10 Where one may get a preview of what’s in store (4,6) 12 Traf­fic snarl per­haps in a square at the cor­ner (6) 13 Leave be­hind waste (6) 15 Train speed re­duced to walk­ing pace (10) 18 Sort of seat pos­si­bly alarm­ing to a can­di­date (8) 19 No more re­main­ing (4) 20 Clear a com­puter pro­gram? (5) 21 Cleaner pre­pared to ex­pand (7)

DOWN

1 Pieces of land in the Far East (5) 2 Ver­sa­tile at ev­ery one of 18 holes (3-5) 3 Play­ers or­dered off (6) 4 New ho­tel suite in out­line (10) 5 Reg­u­la­tion equip­ment for car­pen­ter (4) 6 Smart Force Ten gale tur­bu­lence (7) 9 Grew silent be­com­ing too hot to talk (10) 11 He’s quite con­vinced he’s drunk vile beer (8) 12 Ad­justed the sails and docked (7) 14 Chaps take a long time in the house­hold (6) 16 Ten­der seen in har­bour (5) 17 Short game in which a child goes to sleep (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Evoke (7) 4 Van­tage point (5) 7 Sour (4) 8 Vera­cious (8) 10 Vi­tal (4,2,4) 12 Fraud­u­lent scheme (6) 13 Re­ally (2,4) 15 Su­per­fi­cial knowl­edge (10) 18 Out­stand­ing (8) 19 To crip­ple (4) 20 Sub­se­quent (5) 21 Man­i­fest (7)

DOWN

1 Muf­fler (5) 2 Im­mo­bile traf­fic jam (8) 3 A marine rep­tile (6) 4 Pi­o­neer (10) 5 Wide­spread (4) 6 Ex­tremely fool­ish per­son (7) 9 Very prof­itable ac­tiv­ity (10) 11 Bad­i­nage (8) 12 Far-reach­ing (7) 14 Im­me­di­ately (2,4) 16 Whole range (5) 17 An en­tice­ment (4)

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