CrYP­Tic crossword

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ACROSS

1 Re­spectable boys leave bouncy cas­tle in dis­or­der (5-3) 5 River runs round strangely

blue village in Mex­ico (6) 9 Grow smaller radishes ini­tially

in pass­ing (8) 10 Ma­chine-gun­ners do this

sec­onds after bombs (6) 12 Lie lan­guidly, laugh­ing out

loud at lec­turer (4) 13 Cask jut­ted out as novel

pro­tec­tion (4,6) 15 Where hands travel all day

and all night (5-3-5) 19 Caus­ing of­fence,apart from one on is­land, on re­flec­tion (13) 23 Aris­to­crats clasp purse tight

(5,5) 25 Shape of eggs (large) (4) 28 Sched­ule to fin­ish within

range (6) 29 Co­hort’s vi­o­lent be­hav­iour

across Spain in­creased (3,5) 30 Gang­ster tours Turkey in

pow­er­ful ve­hi­cle (3,3) 31 Class fea­tures com­plete set

of char­ac­ters (8)

DOWN

1 Pam­per weird stu­dent in

church (6) 2 Do very well — catch over

90 (5) 3 Cow­ard maybe re­moves

mid­dle of book (4) 4 A French chan­nel in poor

con­di­tion (7) 6 Ex­trem­ist takes part in harm­ful traf­fick­ing (5) 7 Boy­cott part of course that in­trigues as­tro­physi­cists (5,4) 8 Pass rude sign stuck in

blasted oak tree (8) 11 In Ber­lin, I har­bour tense

long­ing (4) 14 In­ter­ro­gate cheeky young

man about money (4) 15 Some­one who gets in­cor­rect

net price, I gath­ered (9) 16 Ex­tremely short im­ple­ment (3) 17 8 or 27 oc­ca­sion­ally crum­ble

(4) 18 Leave English monarch

mostly in SW city (8) 20 I de­lay ev­ery now and then

— it’s the way I work (4) 21 Posy, say, gone off (7) 22 Pass by please, in dif­fer­ent

or­der (6) 24 We lis­ten to this these days

in port (5) 26 Flower that’s held un­der the

chin (5) 27 Check out what’s hid­den by

dog­leg (4)

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