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Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Silent thanks for tic re­turn­ing (5) 4 An­gry sign (5) 7 Shel­ter from sleet (3) 9 Crim­i­nal lout up­set a wife (6) 11 Ter­ri­bly neat fea­ture of Si­cily (4) 12 A crawler, when quiet (3) 13 Team’s weapon sup­ply (7) 15 Toy hens turn out to be best pol­icy (7) 18 Bri­tish artist in un­der­wear (3) 19 In­cli­na­tion to de­sign pram (4) 20 Em­pha­sis on di­alect (6) 23 Sec­ond per­son to sound

like a sheep (3) 24 Ye old form of sing­ing (5) 25 At no time was nerve lost (5)

DOWN

1 Nov­el­ist had ham story rewrit­ten (6,5) 2 Sick of vil­lagers (3) 3 Drink of char­ac­ter, say (3) 5 Loud note played out­side many times (5) 6 Tiny amount of tri­fle (5,6) 8 We’re off to get a jug (4) 10 Stopped around sum­mit (3) 13 An­i­mal in glasses (3) 14 No­tice mole (3) 16 Hardly crazy wan­derer (5) 17 Try a new dish (4) 18 Last word from the cricket? (3) 21 Swin­dle pris­oner (3) 22 Cop­per gets point of sig­nal (3)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Im­plied (5) 4 Tra­verse (5) 7 Mr Mack? (3) 9 Ban­dit (6) 11 Euro­pean vol­cano (4) 12 Ser­pent (3) 13 Weapon store (7) 15 Frank­ness (7) 18 Lin­gerie item (3) 19 Slope (4) 20 Stress (6) 23 Pro­noun (3) 24 Sing, Swiss-style (5) 25 Not once (5)

DOWN

1 English nov­el­ist (6,5) 2 Un­well (3) 3 Bev­er­age (3) 5 Fre­quently (5) 6 Mi­nor is­sue (5,6) 8 Pitcher (4) 10 Apex (3) 13 Don­key (3) 14 Se­cret agent (3) 16 Be­douin (5) 17 Salver (4) 18 Leave-tak­ing word (3) 21 De­ceive (3) 22 Prompt (3)

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