Cryptic crossword

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ACROSS

4. 8. The noth­ing per­for­mance Foot­ballers, com­po­si­tion for the one (7) mu­si­cal by lacks 9. one! Per­formed (6) an an­tic that’s un­der­de­vel­oped (7) 10. Eq­ui­table sta­tus for one in po­lit­i­cal per­sua­sion (6) 11. A meet­ing-place that’s tree-lined (6) 12. Not a man on the main­land I de­fame (8) 18. See 3 Down 20. In an afterthought a friend causes con­ster­na­tion (6) 21. His life is one long grind (6) 22. The main fish for hunt­ing aquatic crea­tures (7) 23. No rash up­set for the girl (6) 24. Pot­ter’s un­rea­son­able ob­jec­tion (7)

DOWN

1. The hope­less­ness of the French cou­ple (7)

2. Run­ning a tem­per­a­ture cause ir­ri­ta­tion af­ter the sec­ond month (7)

3 & 18Ac. Made to wait by

the hang­man? (4,2,8)

5. Draw us to change away from the cen­tre (8)

6. Move easily out of a trance (6)

7. Rushes for the pri­mate (6)

13. Doesn’t agree with climb­downs, we hear (8)

14. They use rod and line right in the cor­ners (7)

15. Putting up with a cer­tain ap­pear­ance (7)

16. One who is en­ti­tled, we hear, to come be­fore the pub­lic (6)

17. Mate hired out some­thing to sleep on (6)

19. To make a vow will pro­duce a dis­tress­ing state (6)

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