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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. As lit­tle sis­ter, Ted gave sup­port (8) 6. Dis­cuss al­ter­na­tive blade (3) 7. Kid­nap with a cat­a­pult (8) 8. Show dis­ap­proval of box of­fice orig­i­nally (3) 10. Girls after a short time get syrupy stuff (8) 13. I’m go­ing into es­tate to give quote (8) 16. How to know in ad­vance that Vir­ginia will aban­don Vespa (1,1,1) 18. “Where is bread made from beer?” I ask (8) 19. Over­weight from the odd feast (3) 20. Ren­o­vated store in the red (8)

DOWN

1. Put bits and pieces to­gether to make meal, Bess (8) 2. Horse’s home re­mains un­changed (6) 3. Sings out warn­ings (5) 4. Dave went back east to es­cape (5) 5. Ir­ish county found mayor right away (4) 9. Fix­ated bosses up­set ed­i­tor (8) 11. Posed for artist in satin (3) 12. Sim­pler ideas I erad­i­cated in part (6) 14. Sheikh said to qua­ver with emo­tion (5) 15. Not be­ing able to move, I take on crip­pling rent (5) 17. Rip off hid­den bureau’s cam­era (4)

STRAIGHT CLUES ACROSS

1. Helped (8) 6. Pad­dle (3) 7. Chi­nese port (8) 8. Ghost’s greet­ing (3) 10. Sugar-re­fin­ing by-prod­uct (8) 13. Rough fig­ure (8) 16. Sixth sense (1,1,1) 18. Cake shops (8) 19. Drip­ping (3) 20. Re­paired (art­work) (8)

DOWN

1. Gather to­gether (8) 2. Steady (6) 3. Writes own name (5) 4. Dodge (fare) (5) 5. US health fa­cil­ity, ... Clinic (4) 9. To­tally con­sumed (by) (8) 11. Rested in chair (3) 12. More ef­fort­less (6) 14. Seal deal, ... hands (5) 15. Still (5) 17. Con­fi­dence trick (4)

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