CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS 1. Al­most all the cards taken in the street are aus­tere (6) 8. Make one get up, or re­turn to em­ploy­ment (5) 9. Push down the lever to make one blue (7) 11. Used too much ef­fort, the wa­ter be­ing taken out (8) 12. Af­ter some fuss, pupil teacher will take on a child (5) 15. But it is not the only fish in the sea (4) 16. Dined on starters of an­chovies, tara­masalata and es­car­gots (3) 17. Some of the poor al­ways have to take a viva voce (4) 19. De­sign on sock may give one the time of day (5) 21. I’ve the right to fol­low bird with him on his trav­els (8) 24. Send on his mail for the man on the field (7) 25. Bit in the mid­dle one will not make good use of, one hears (5) 26. Fred is up­set about a party that re­turned the food (6) DOWN 2. Move­ment fash­ion takes will in­cline to in­clude the right (5) 3. Be­ing put out in a form of rider, it broke in (8) 4. Drunk­ard turn­ing up with di­rec­tion to spin a coin (4) 5. Part of a step can be mea­sured on a tyre (5) 6. Lathe-oper­a­tor will pro­duce an act in the va­ri­ety the­atre (4) 7. It goes round the end of the kerb, one may con­clude (4) 10. Ar­rest­ing cry, if the post is dis­rupted (4,5) 12. In ad­di­tion, is thus to come af­ter nearly all (4) 13. Was able to un­der­stand it if one tailed along (8) 14. Jackal fre­quently turned up hold­ing bar­rage met by fliers (4) 18. It is a shame the East is in­volved with re­li­gios­ity (5) 20. If one wishes to cre­ate sculp­ture, tackle the Sun­day joint (5) 21. Some­thing to wear shown the green light when he leaves (4) 22. Boy took one in, hav­ing pro­duced clutch (4) 23. Some cover, where the house­holder is con­cerned (4)

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