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1. Car con­trol one may care to clear like this (11)

7. He springs to mind as one whose con­duct is ob­jec­tion­able (7)

9. To knock one down may be fa­tal (4) 11. State of wed­lock once meant the work­house (5)

12. Frank or Dan per­haps sur­rounded by de­tec­tives (6)

14. Make him turn rain into a flower (11) 18. A cu­ri­ous thing to do, tidy as it may be (6)

20. It's for­bid­den to push the boat out with noth­ing (5)

22. Al­most 19 drop off (4)

23. Row of dwellings, etc, rare in con­struc­tion (7)

24. Sub-scribe as one in the in­sur­ance busi­ness (11)

Down

2. A warn­ing one will take care to pro­ceed with (7)

3. Each half it is the Navy that will bring home the money (4)

4. Nymph is given noth­ing to study (5) 5. Here and there it is on the op­po­site tack (5)

6. One hasn't the power to fly like this (5) 8. They know the drill, and can stop us­ing it (8)

10. Metal box is Cre­tan ver­sion of it (8) 13. Be sor­row­ful, but get up to praise one (3)

15. Of­fence taken at show­ing bare gum (7)

16. They tie one to mort­gages in Scot­land (5)

17. Cash is my one diver­sion (5) 19. Twelve take 22 north (5)

21. Cook starts to scour the empty wok (4)

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