CROSS­WORD

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Across

1 Set and con­vert into a cul­ti­vated area (10) 8 Cruel, per­haps, and of­ten filthy (5)

9 Girl I took on for a job (7)

10 Runs ten cars per­haps (7)

11 I sell bro­ken thread (5) 12 They may have fallen on peo­ple’s feet (6) 14 Ready to put in a word when re­quired (6) 17 Mouth a let­ter (5) 19 Show zeal, then change em­ploy­ment (7)

21 In­volves in tales that are strange (7)

22 A guide plan in­cor­po­rates one (5) 23 Piece of jew­ellery that may cre­ate an im­pres­sion (6,4)

Down

2 It’s short and pos­si­bly con­i­cal (7)

3 It’s pleas­ant em­brac­ing an eastern rel­a­tive (5) 4 Not quite out of St. Malo (6)

5 Run sail out when away from the main­land (7)

6 They are driven to join things (5)

7 A block­ade that should pay div­i­dends (10) 8 Their union of­fers se­cu­rity (4,3,3) 13 Re­gains com­po­sure, elim­i­nat­ing a bad im­pres­sion (7) 15 Mawk­ish girl takes noth­ing up (7) 16 He should hon­our his agree­ment to the let­ter (6)

18 Its fruits are not for the work­ing classes (5) 20 He of­ten lifts his glass to each (5)

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