Cryp­tic cross­word

Derby Telegraph - - PUZZLES & STARS -

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1. There’s to his credit not much (8) that’s 5. Im­pres­sive plea for resti­tu­tion (4) 9. Off­hand and breezy (4) 10. Many diet per­haps, but this could bow them out! (8) 11. Legally pre­vent East­ern ves­sels re­turn­ing (5) 12. Of­fer re­sis­tance? (4,3) 13. What a chair­man leads? (9,4) 18. It even in­volved an Ital­ian (8) 19. A wooden trunk (4) 20. Where to get tea - with or with­out sugar (7) 21. It’s united but still may be joined (5) 22. Scarf in the win­dow (4) 23. There’s no end to it (8)

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2. A fab­ric in dis­pute (2,5) 3. An open­ing for an opener (7) 4. A break­down spe­cial­ist (13) 6. Jour­ney with crude oil in N. Africa (7) 7. It may sup­port the board (7) 8. Am­bush a layabout in the street (6) 13. At­tacks bru­tal peo­ple (7) 14. Half the din­ner goes for wild dogs (7) 15. Lower the gin to her (6) 16. Noel gets around pro­hi­bi­tion and re­turns to a Mid­dle East repub­lic (7) 17. Not to agree to a full dis­tri­bu­tion (7)

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