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Across

1 Spritely - that’s the Span­ish and French con­clu­sion (5) 4 Met­ric sub­sti­tute for the acre (7)

8 Pitch of the road (3) 9 Press fas­tener? (5,4) 10 I’m put on to some­thing that beats dy­namic force (7)

11 Emily is out to find an English­man in America (5)

13 It makes things hard for the laun­dress (6) 15 Tasted dif­fer­ently, it’s said (6)

18 Not all the pi­anist plays (5)

19 They’re fear­fully ugly (7) 21 It holds liq­uid, of course (4,5)

23 Poem due to be heard (3) 24 Train to fol­low the king (7)

25 Bur­dened a boy with di­rec­tions (5)

Down

1 Nec­es­sar­ily in­volves a silent ref­or­ma­tion (7) 2 A grate if erected and put back (9)

3 Pe­nal re­form in an Asian king­dom (5)

4 It car­ries food for a flea, per­haps (6)

5 Stays to en­close a num­ber in some ar­mour (7)

6 Ev­ery­thing is back to front in Hol­land (3) 7 Per­haps my pet needs feed­ing! (5)

12 Tim­ber which may be put to strik­ing use (9) 14 Reduce each dam­aged pen (7)

16 Pick out scat­tered cin­ders (7)

17 A past love, far from ex­tin­guished (6)

18 A prose form that pro­vides dif­fi­culty (5)

20 I act as a mer­chant with­out fault (5)

22 In short, last month was a bit of a painful time (3)

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