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Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - Puzzles -

Across

1. Qual­ity re­quired by the one who sup­plies the for­got­ten line? (11) 9 & 17Dn. Com­pen­sat­ing bal­ance - is it used on shop scales? (13)

10. Uni­form colour in

pri­vate use (5) 11. Dis­ci­pline a body of knights (5)

12. A kind of tan­ning in the heat of the mo­ment (7)

13. A per­son of lit­tle im­por­tance is a prob­lem for the mur­der de­tec­tive (6) 15. In truth, war tends to cause frus­tra­tion (6)

18. It’s harsh when the south wind goes to the east (7)

20. It’s an al­to­gether dif­fer­ent ma­te­rial (5) 22. This can be ex­tracted from the earth in Ger­many (5)

23. A dog car­riage (7) 24. An agree­ment to carry out - for the last time! (11)

Down

2. About to fol­low this for fair en­ter­tain­ment (5) 3. Went by road to ‘drome, maybe (7) 4. Bird has half this wa­ter plant (6)

5. A sign in Ken­neth’s di­rec­tion (5)

6. The bat­man is a novel char­ac­ter (7) 7. Brown sur­rounded by bills - fi­nan­cial ex­perts needed (11) 8. Key-work­ers who at­tend to the pitch (5,6) 14. Ob­tains a va­ri­ety of solid de­fence (7) 16. The kneeler pos­sesses cover for the leg (7) 17. See 9 Across. 19. One found in eyrie sur­round­ings (5) 21. This will scratch a piece of metal once (5)

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