CRYP­TIC CLUES

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1 A for­eign bird es­corted, but name­less (8)

Girl in an anorak (4)

Mali’s new re­li­gion (5) In­terim al­ter­ations to rail­way sta­tions (7)

Part of the big re­ward just got big­ger! (4)

Raita I am ru­in­ing with al­co­hol (3,5) Stretch for­mer nurse (6) In­ter­fere with award, au­di­bly (6) Pinch toy de­signed to be sleep‑in­duc­ing (8)

Trick boy around start of com­pe­ti­tion (4)

Bor­ing tool given pub­lic­ity in fight (7)

Cop­per has lit­tle time for food flavour­ing (5)

Ear­marks tick­ets (4)

Alpine singer Leroy led astray (8) 5 9 10

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1 Don’t start think­ing about be­ing ex­ploita­tive (5)

Ev­ery­one in the exam is most lofty (7)

Bor­ing chopped meat (4) In­volve some women tai­lors (6) Rosie ma­nip­u­lated wil­low (5) En­liven a North­ern Is­land friend (7) Tiny piece, not black my dear, mak­ing muf­fin (7)

Minutes raised in ar­ti­cles from Africa (7)

Show for­mer greet­ing, then part (7)

Mod­ern sys­tem claimed to be ridicu­lous (7)

New trail be­side old bridge (6) Ini­tially po­lice called to mi­nor ac­ci­dent (5)

Ren­o­vated Ro­man house (5) Pain of some teach­ers (4) 2

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