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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 As­sume no­ble iden­tity and re­pel peo­ple (4,3) 5 Ac­cu­mu­late a great amount (5) 8 Mys­ter­ies of the vari­able sound wind? (9) 9 The whole lot - though it sounds only a lit­tle (3) 10 Lines of ar­gu­ment? (4) 12 It sounds highly un­nat­u­ral (8) 14 It is in­volved with a plan that is flex­i­ble (6) 15 Warn­ing a worker is about to fight (6) 17 Chang­ing in­te­gral for­ma­tion (8) 18 When one gains a vast area of land (4) 21 A tav­ern in point (3) 22 Ren­dered in­tox­i­cated (9) 24 Back a favourite I’d found not so hot (5) 25 Clear round I had briefly in sport­ing

com­pe­ti­tion (7)

DOWN

1 Shady place for one on the fid­dle? (5) 2 An at­tempt made in the past (3) 3 The re­spon­si­bil­ity is ev­i­dently ours (4) 4 Man loy­ally help­ful on just one day a week (6) 5 Es­ti­mated tax li­a­bil­ity? (8) 6 Dogs give as­sailant trou­ble (9) 7 Undis­tin­guished char­ac­ter (7) 11 Just jot­ted down? Quite the op­po­site! (7,2) 13 Coura­geous Pin­ter play I’d taken to heart (8) 14 A key player (7) 16 Squirm­ing eel can get en­tan­gled (6) 19 Ex­am­i­na­tion on book work (5) 20 The case for a lit­tle more tu­ition (4) 23 One type of corn spirit (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Of lit­tle sub­stance (7) 5 Pon­der gloomily (5) 8 Any who choose to take part (3,6) 9 Im­merse (3) 10 Ob­serve (4) 12 To set go­ing (8) 14 Ex­tract essence of (6) 15 Still­ness (6) 17 Clearly de­fined (8) 18 De­gree in a scale (4) 21 In­vite (3) 22 On the other hand (4,5) 24 Post­pone (5) 25 Im­mea­sur­ably low (7)

DOWN

1 To school (5) 2 Noth­ing (3) 3 A wood­wind in­stru­ment (4) 4 In view of the fact that (6) 5 Ut­terly in­fat­u­ated (8) 6 The one un­like the oth­ers (3,3,3) 7 To empty out (7) 11 Worth men­tion­ing (2,5,2) 13 Omi­nous (8) 14 Re­ject as un­wanted (7) 16 Films col­lec­tively (6) 19 Li­able to pun­ish­ment (5) 20 Vague (4) 23 Pur­pose (3)

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