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Across

1 Frus­trated, be­ing of idle dis­po­si­tion (6) 4 Def­i­nite cure (8) 9 Cer­e­mo­nial trial re­ar­ranged about the mid­dle of Jan­uary (6) 10 Cor­re­spon­dents will hope for one, at all events (5,3)

12 Still without a rise (4) 13 Glue a piece of wood (5) 14 I’d look around for bathing fa­cil­i­ties (4) 17 Busi­ness fig­ures in­di­cate what hap­pens when a slump is over (5,7)

20 It’s used for oil­ing locks (12)

23 Is not any faster at split­ting points (4) 24 A quaintly pleas­ing French ac­cent (5) 25 A burn­ing is­sue (4) 28 Don’t come – give sup­port else­where (4,4) 29 Tor­tured saints. Mark may be one of them (6) 30 Hav­ing had a rise, a man goes on hol­i­day (8) 31 Gems and pelts (6)

Down

1 Loses a game (8) 2 Sacked, no doubt (2,3,3) 3 It is made in a churn (4) 5 They fall on their en­e­mies (12) 6 Var­i­ous acts in the play (4)

7 Build­ing ma­te­rial? (6) 8 Early press­man (6) 11 A re­li­gious point to pur­sue for sec­u­lar rea­sons (12) 15 Fea­ture of bar­ley, may be used to make bread (5)

16 Silly An­nie gets con­fused (5)

18 A tonic it may be, a men­tion in dis­patches (8)

19 Goes from bad to worse? (8)

21 Could be a steel plant (6)

22 A loose woman’s made up in lay­ers (6) 26 Will­ing to have fun? (4) 27 Stand­ing or­der for prin­ters (4)

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