CRYP­TIC

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ACROSS

1 A strip needs danc­ing – these peo­ple are tak­ing steps (11) 7 Prickly shrub cut­ting taken from sapling or seedling (5) 8 Where elders may be seen be­tween ser­vices? (9) 10 Clas­sic la­bel re­tained by crime writer (7) 11 Thought­lessly pro­duce rub­bish de­fended by so­lic­i­tor (4,3) 12 Pri­vate com­ment in a group in field? (5) 13 A fight’s cool to make a come­back in the main (5-4) 16 Walk in the park to ac­com­mo­date doc­tor, and a form of swim­ming (3-6) 18 Re­tired Ir­ish broad­caster li­able to mishap (5) 19 Drove round bend in green con­vert­ible in pro­mo­tion (7) 22 Com­poser some­what cross in in­ter­view (7) 23 Mys­te­ri­ous ob­jects I store hap­haz­ardly car­ried by Euro­pean roughly (9) 24 It could be one’s re­ac­tion to flip sto­ries heard (5) 25 Dis­like of oth­ers mak­ing sad man this in­ad­e­quate (11)

DOWN

1 The old man not in his own place mind­ing off­spring? (9) 2 Out­stand­ing ro­man­tic event – or time for the re­sult? (3,4) 3 Covert aide for peo­ple on boards? (5,4) 4 Ma­chine found in ori­gin around Bel­gium (5) 5 Charles de Gaulle maybe left fol­low­ing broad­cast (7) 6 Ar­gu­ment pre­pared with books cir­cu­lat­ing (3-2) 7 A date Kevin fixed af­ter end of spring to make mu­tual con­ces­sions (4,3,4) 9 Team dis­sem­i­nated sci­ence – and type of phi­los­o­phy (11) 14 Ven­ture too far hav­ing com­pleted stretch of river (9) 15 Un­friend­li­ness of pub­li­can I fired be­fore start of year (9) 17 Stuffy East-en­der’s thin on top (7) 18 Gen­tle­man served up Ger­man dish (7) 20 Pre­pare man at union (5) 21 Con­de­scend to make men­tion of Scan­di­na­vian (5)

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