Dou­ble­Take

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

Paradise - - Brain Gym -

CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1. In­former’s turf? (5) 4. Is led around and does very lit­tle (5) 7. Some­thing that stretches across? Don’t get it in the works, or you’ll have trou­ble (7) 8. For­merly you left a thou­sand grains (4) 12. Step out? What a nui­sance! (4) 14. Es­tab­lished cus­tom in­volv­ing some sausages (5) 15. Fair to in­volve feet (4) 17. Slen­der results from a lot of bathing (4) 21. Alarm Lon­don Gallery putting a sol­dier in front (7) 23. Clean new weapon (5) 24. Rows will lead to tears, they say (5)

DOWN

1. I hear jeans are in­her­ited (5) 2. A ship’s fool? (3) 3. Fly back into Can­berra, Os­car (4) 4. Where nearly all Finns go for a drink? (4) 5. Dis­turbed re­gal Jumbo (5) 6. Aroma from Sacra­mento leaves strange smell (5) 9. Gorilla hides in chapel (3) 10. Ex­pected to men­tion dew (3) 11. Used to cool off en­thu­si­ast (3) 12. Four-legged fam­ily mem­ber is pretty odd! (3) 13. Per­form slalom in mole­skins? (3) 15. Del­i­cate but show­ing a kind of flair (5) 16. Coach or rail trans­port (5) 18. Gets up close to dam­aged snare (5) 19. Quote it in church (4) 20. Rush to get mis­sile (4) 22. First woman in­volved in re­venge (3)

STRAIGHT CLUES ACROSS

1. Wim­ble­don court sur­face (5) 4. Runs in neu­tral (5) 7. Nut fas­tener (7) 8. Hour­glass con­tents (4) 12. De­struc­tive in­sect (4) 14. Treat­ment (5) 15. Church bazaar (4) 17. Skate on ... ice (4) 21. Stir up (7) 23. Cav­alry spear (5) 24. Cake lay­ers (5)

DOWN

1. Chro­mo­some units (5) 2. Don­key (3) 3. Glide aloft (4) 4. Tav­erns (4) 5. On the loose, at ... (5) 6. Fra­grance (5) 9. Im­i­tate (3) 10. Payable (3) 11. Groupie (3) 12. Teacher’s favourite (3) 13. Wa­ter scooter, jet ... (3) 15. Phys­i­cally weak (5) 16. Ori­ent Ex­press is one (5) 18. Ap­proaches (5) 19. Men­tion as ex­am­ple (4) 20. Sewn skirt tuck (4) 22. De­cem­ber 24, Christ­mas ... (3)

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