Dou­bleTake

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

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1. Lack­ing en­ergy, record fewer items (8) 6. Beat a re­treat, ini­tially, to pub (3) 7. More bizarre for­eigner (8) 8. Born in the Pyre­nees (3) 10. Nice to see farm worker em­brace lead­ing lady (8) 13. Guard came to Spooner for a ses­sion of poker (4,4) 16. It’s odd for Terry to have a go (3) 18. Cer­tain to be op­ti­mistic (8) 19. He left cheap hat (3) 20. Stam­pede stall con­tain­ing stand for hero (8)

DOWN

1. Tune played at fi­nal sta­tion (4,4) 2. Pro­tect from film and TV (6) 3. Large and small na­tions (5) 4. Back of ship looks grim (5) 5. Put off Fay’s speech (4) 9. A the­ory’ll sound frag­ile and airy (8) 11. Pairs keep in tune (3) 12. Rope is a trial to un­tan­gle (6) 14. A fra­grant flower cropped up (5) 15. Golf stroke pro­vides mo­ti­va­tion (5) 17. Raw call of big cat (4)

STRAIGHT CLUES

ACROSS

1. Lethar­gic (8) 6. For­bid en­try to (3) 7. Truth is ... than fic­tion (8) 8. Maiden name in­di­ca­tor (3) 10. Agree­able (8) 13. Canasta or bridge (4,4) 16. Pros­e­cute (3) 18. Can-do (at­ti­tude) (8) 19. Limit (price rises) (3) 20. Col­umn base (8)

DOWN

1. Bu­gle funeral salute, the ... (4,4) 2. Com­puter mon­i­tor (6) 3. Touches down (5) 4. Se­vere (5) 5. Dis­con­cert (4) 9. Other-worldly (8) 11.House cooler, ... con­di­tioner (3) 12. Lasso (6) 14. Emerged (5) 15. Travel by car (5) 17. Thun­der­ous sound (4)

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