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Paradise - - Brain Gym -

Tackle ei­ther set of these clues – you can even mix and match them, be­cause the so­lu­tions are the same for both sets

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1. Pri­vate ram sign for per­sonal as­sis­tants (11) 7. Cheers for brown bread (5) 8. De­feat slick char­ac­ters without their leader (4) 9. Re­fusal to work in protest at ten­pin score (6) 12. Dirty sword did get a men­tion (6) 13. The ex­trem­i­ties of dis­plea­sure are dread­ful! (4) 15. Tacit ar­range­ment for loft (5) 16. The stern son stirred up home for wasps (6’1,4)

DOWN

1. Cler­gy­man’s vest­ment said to be too much (7) 2. De­vours most treats (4) 3. Move statue? Clever (6) 4. Put a slant on piece of writ­ing (9) 5. Be seated and pose for artist (3) 6. House painter is a speaker af­ter De­cem­ber (9) 10. Grace­ful Glen ate out (7) 11. Cleric rev­o­lu­tion (6) 14. Hid­den mi­cro­phones that stop pro­grams run­ning smoothly (4) 15. Fire re­mains as he be­gins (3)

STRAIGHT CLUES ACROSS

1. Cor­re­spon­dence clerks (11) 7. Drink the health of (5) 8. Touch with tongue (4) 9. Light (match) (6) 12. Sleazy (6) 13. Rock band, ... Straits (4) 15. Room within roof (5) 16. Po­ten­tially ex­plo­sive sit­u­a­tion (6’1,4)

DOWN

1. Leftover (7) 2. Is hu­mil­i­ated, ... hum­ble pie (4) 3. Per­cep­tive (6) 4. Print with slop­ing let­ters (9) 5. Com­mand to dog (3) 6. In­te­rior de­signer (9) 10. Stylish (clothes) (7) 11. Po­lar re­gion, Arc­tic … (6) 14. Creepy-crawlies (4) 15. Fair-haired lady, ... blonde (3)

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