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Give your brain a work­out.

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ACROSS

9 Fool has share in con­ver­sion of or­ganic com­pound (9) 10 Bar thinly spread out in maze (9) 12 Cheese ad­di­tive en­coun­ters bar­rier (4) 13 Chief ri­oted un­ex­pect­edly (6) 14 The miss­ing con­clu­sion should be an idea ( 7) 15 In­sect that flew in WW2 (5,4) 17 Fright­en­ing fig­ure races round to boast (9) 18 Vi­ta­min has role to play with metal ( 7) 19 In favour of healthy gain (6) 20 New arts supremo (4) 23 Prise dime out of layer of skin (9) 25 Re­sult­ing sit­u­a­tion fol­low­ing Amer­i­can sub­ject (9) 26 Ash, say, found in street (4) 27 Plead to play with one bat, say (6) 29 A sofa, ini­tially in­dulging ro­dent ( 7) 32 Eas­ily in­flu­enced, blame all change to en­ergy (9) 34 Cac­tus, say, that’s good to eat (9) 35 Fam­ily row takes time ( 7) 36 Chat about a year in old China (6) 37 Ot­toman ruler reg­is­tered for a lax­a­tive (4) 38 Spore clus­ter makes giddy mogul reel (9) 39 One’s crane turned out to have spe­cial mean­ing (9)

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1 Spec­u­la­tor at home up­sets vot­ers (8) 2 Hon­est range in­cludes one- di­men­sional ob­ject (8,4) 3 Fu­ri­ous wolf runs and ducks, say (8) 4 Take chants away (6) 5 Scale for use out­side (8) 6 His con­tri­bu­tions are al­ways late (10) 7 Weep, hav­ing gone off freez­ing mix­ture ( 7) 8 Gos­sips on value of Der­byshire man­sion (10) 11 Badly reign part of Africa (5) 16 Ten­ner wasted on cheese in­gre­di­ent (6) 19 Turn up sec­ond form of se­cre­tion (3) 21 He’s ca­reen­ing about in pro­gram (6,6) 22 Gild­ing in re­fur­bished room left to univer­sity (6) 23 Gloomy note rewrit­ten in study (10) 24 Noble dummy flour­ished in his el­e­ment (10) 25 Join a re­li­gious man (3) 28 For ev­ery stretch of river, put in a mis­sion­ary (8) 29 Use of old style has strange charisma (8) 30 Con­fine alien in web (8) 31 Arab com­mando’s pay­ment in­cludes en­ergy and time ( 7) 33 Fast old tempo (5) 34 Zen en­light­en­ment as riot breaks out (6)

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