Cryp­tic Cross­word

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7. Gen­uine­ness city (6) about an­cient of fel­lowfeel­ing 8. Lan­guage re­fine­ment of (6) 10. Receiver’s il­le­gal act (7) 11. Dance to pro­duce paler skin again? (5) 12. Timely stitch sav­ing (4) 13. Bird gives a lift? (5) 17. So bun could be­come a gra­tu­ity (5) 18. Bad weather in the south at present (4) 22. A spin­ster gone wrong (5) 23. City of Abra­ham? (7) 24. Bor­ing tool gets me in the back (6) 25. All for change of flow­ers (6)

DOWN

1. 2. As­sign Con­temp­tu­ous the things, tem­ple mat­ter but father (7) at in is­sue favour to of rise sa­cred (7) of to 3. Para­dox­i­cally be­fore seats (5) tak­ing their MPs had to 4. A from lot mu­sic of money (7) ob­tained 5. They have their pride, of course (5) 6. Worth a fling (5) 9. Pull to pieces com­pletely while sob­bing (9) 14. No terms for a gi­ant (7) 15. Get­ting all meals while sail­ing? (2,5) 16. Cheat us­ing new lids (7) 19. Girl is about right to take to the al­tar (5) 20. Five find knot­ted tail es­sen­tial (5) 21. Fish where two lines meet (5)

31/05/2018

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