Twin­plex

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

6 It could be coloured in­stead (7) 7 Win­try weather find shel­ter in the street (5)

9 & 19Ac. The sort of fish­er­man who never lets his bait sink (3,3) 10 The gov­ern­ment in­tended, we hear, to pro­duce a fi­nan­cial record (9) 12 One over the eight? (6,5) 15 Bounc­ers land­ing up in court (6,5) 17 Those on a plea­sure trip! (9) 19 See 9 Across 21, 20Dn & 2Dn. A lit­tle more than two re­quired for a bor­ing job (5,3,3)

22 & 11Dn. Could this be run from north to south? (5-2-5,4)

DOWN

1 See 13 Down 2 See 21 Across 3 Cosy abode in Sloane Street (4) 4 Foot pumps (9) 5 Val­i­date the same bill for a sec­ond time (2-5) 8 Bad mark be­cause I’m get­ting con­fused with the tags (6) 11 See 22 Across

13 & 1Dn. Con­fi­den­tial ac­count of prison life? (6,5) 14 The cir­cuitous ways of French town (7) 16 They de­press the nat­u­ral tone of liv­ing quar­ters (5) 18 Fleece a man on the board (4)

20See 21 Across

SIM­PLE CLUES ACROSS

6 Marked (7) 7 Frozen rain (5) 9 Arid (3) 10 An­nounce­ment (9) 12 Wa­ter sport in­struc­tor (6,5) 15 Racket sport items (6,5) 17 Car thieves (9) 19 In­sect (3) 21, 20Dn & 2Dn. Bor­ing tool (5,3,3)

22 & 11Dn. Type of steeplechase (5-2-5,4)

DOWN

1 Tale (5) 2 See 21 Across 3 Bird’s home (4) 4 Gym shoes (9) 5 Per­form again (2-5) 8 Mark of dis­grace (6) 11 See 22 Across 13 In­te­rior (6) 14 Di­ver­sions (7) 16 Apart­ments (5) 18 Chess piece (4)

20See 21 Across

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