Stan­dard two-in-one Cryp­tic Puz­zle

Jamaica Gleaner - - FUN AND GAMES -

ACROSS

9 The branch de­nuded, stops (6,3) 10 With love, then, one’s out to win (2,3,4) 12 Grasp the lit­tle branch (4) 13 Fight against the sleep one’s en­gulfed by (6) 14 In­crease when a re­la­tion, Meg, wan­ders in (7) 15 Make into a drawer (9) 17 Hav­ing lain crum­pled right inside, from a mi­nor fall (5,4) 18 Let slip one had ceased to have any­thing to do with (7) 19 Hut the re­tir­ing worker is ac­com­mo­dated in (6) 20 Get hitched, we’re told, to a for­eigner (4) 23 Turned out again to have been rec­ti­fied (9) 25 Po­si­tion of con­trol gained by the su­pe­rior worker (5,4) 26 Bor­der­ing on the nig­gardly (4) 27 The royal quar­tet are about to put in an ap­pear­ance (6) 29 Pro­cras­ti­nated, which is in­deed un­pro­fes­sional (7) 32 Had hal­lu­ci­na­tions, as car­pen­ters are wont to do (3,6) 34 If the tree is bar­ren, it’s no good (9) 35 More un­happy about the way you swag­ger and talk boast­fully (7) 36 Though hav­ing ex­am­ined care­fully, had been cheated (6) 37 Get cooler, but don’t freeze! (4) 38 The joker who helped you get the boot off? (3,6) 39 The ef­fect they have on cars is baf­fling (9)

DOWN

1 Badly sched­uled just for when you got the flu? (3-5) 2 Be­ing use­less, but be­ing quite un­aware of it (6,2,4) 3 With it, is there al­ways ro­mance in the air? (8) 4 The po­si­tion is bad: treach­er­ous con­di­tions un­der­foot (6) 5 Af­ter all, I scam­per back to get some­thing to eat (8) 6 A ver­ti­cal as­cent is, truly (8,2) 7 Heavy wig they are ad­just­ing (7) 8 Didn’t for­get: Con­fined to the home to look af­ter (4,2,4) 11 Mar­garet get­ting a first love let­ter (5) 16 Saw the good seed was scat­tered all about (6) 19 Re­puted, when I left, to be un­happy (3) 21 A song and dance about the close­ness (5,7) 22 A band con­cealed by the diminu­tive sleeve? (6) 23 Re­minds one, in an alarm­ing sort of way? (5,1,4) 24 Bound to top the list of fare in a Chi­nese restau­rant (6,4) 25 Pro­nounc­ing the vow­els in “ex­er­cise” (3) 28 If you’re lack­ing con­fi­dence, it’s not safe (8) 29 Just two ter­ri­bly? (8) 30 In mis­ery, first goes into put some clothes on (8) 31 Gags and keeps in con­fine­ment (5,2) 33 Hav­ing called, we’re told, had man­aged to ex­tract from (5) 34 In the end, delve about in (6)

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