Cross­words, puz­zles

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

Paradise - - Contents -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1. Pity about the di­rec­tion finder I had on (10) 6. Mae, sort out the great con­duc­tor! (7) 7. Ian is re­turn­ing to Egyp­tian desert (5) 9. Pair in sec­ond-rate con­test (5) 10. Went out with old hat (5) 11. Ev­ery­one tak­ing part in it has to sing (5) 12. Re­move bumps from uniform? Un­ac­cept­able! (4,3) 13. Wide throws in TV trans­mis­sions (10)

DOWN

1. Mon­grel can be a badtem­pered kind of an­i­mal (10) 2. More than just a so­cial climber (11) 3. Looked up to pub­lic no­tice, cov­ered in mud (7) 4. They are treated as ca­su­al­ties (11) 5. Monopoly, etc the re­sult of com­pany direc­tors’ an­tics (5,5) 8. Stupid dic­ta­tor Amin had noth­ing but a fa­cial twitch (7)

STRAIGHT CLUES ACROSS

1. Sym­pa­thy (10) 6. Mu­si­cal ge­nius (7) 7. Ten Com­mand­ments moun­tain (5) 9. Den­tal wire (5) 10. De­ter­mined age of (fos­sil) (5) 11. Aida or Tosca (5) 12. Be­come more bal­anced (4,3) 13. Puts to air (10)

DOWN

1. Pro­duce hy­brid (10) 2. Ever­est tack­ler (11) 3. Re­spected (7) 4. Hos­pi­tal clinic vis­i­tors (11) 5. Chess and Ludo (5,5) 8. Asi­nine (7)

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