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Across 1 Sick rose (8)

5 Plant Father Bene­dict pro­vides (4)

9 Half of them have an ar­gu­ment and fling things! (5) 10 In­stances of para­dox that is found in clubs (7)

11 A butch­ery firm owned by a com­bine? (5,7) 13 Sound move, plain to a Rus­sian (6) 14 Ma­li­cious com­ments about the lab­o­ra­tory per­haps (6)

17 No prime con­sid­er­a­tion (12) 20 Spir­its pri­ests may con­jure up (7)

21 I am hav­ing an at­tempt to catch a but­ter­fly, for ex­am­ple (5)

22 Fresh start for the am­phib­ian (4) 23 What the driver needs on the whole is to be sober (8) Down 1 She’s a pu­ri­tan at heart (4) 2 Ob­serve, per­haps, in so many words (7) 3 Un­happy be­cause the whisky is nearly fin­ished? (3,2,7) 4 Show around Venice (6)

6 Type which is the very best (5)

7 Firm ac­tion (8) 8 An un­con­scious pedes­trian (12) 12 Two fools in mur­der­ous com­bi­na­tion (8) 15 What con­fuses pic­tures com­ing across (7)

16 He acts in a vir­tu­ous way (6)

18 Had a fling? (5)

19 A game lot of typ­ists, per­haps (4)

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