Cryp­tic cross­word Brum­mie

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Across

7 Jail like Ti­juana lacks in­te­rior for game (7) 8 I’ve run out of pa­tience stuff­ing cheese roll (7) 9 What was that about fol­low­ing a se­cond US sports­man? (4) 10 Ge­orge Or­well and Co­lette fi­nally break­ing even, which pro­duces a high note (9) 12 Whack south­ern pests (5) 13 Drive any con­vert­ible – red, say, from here (8) 15 In full, oven-ready rel­ish (4) 16 Pre­mium book about the coun­try (5) 17 Name Will shortly af­ter Bill’s re­jected (4) 18 Which comes as no shock to those who have it (8) 20 Ma­son’s fer­mented juice? (5) 21 Wa­ter col­lec­tion dif­fi­culty: pieces start to tear (9) 22 Be­fore El­ton’s first hit record (4) 24 Texas to undergo hous­ing shock (7) 25 Cerise rocks with­out vol­ume/ mass? (7)

Down

1 Way through a predica­ment (4) 2 Mean to cover the in­te­rior start­ing point, com­par­a­tively (8) 3 Dessert not right af­ter se­cond scotch (6) 4 Red shift within Bri­tish queen’s range (8) 5 Very cow­ardly, not quite re­turn­ing gun­fire (6) 6 Hard drinker, ex­ter­nally wrecked (4) 11 Pub­lic­ity ve­hi­cle takes time to get on edge (9) 12 Hood’s af­ter the sher­iff ’s head – look an­noyed! (5) 14 Sir Wal­ter ca­su­ally said: “Con­ven­tion” (5) 16 Sloped writ­ing sup­port aid (8) 17 Dog has a tem­per­a­ture? Set­ter has rem­edy! (8) 19 Tragedy of trail map-mak­ing body (6) 20 Un­der river, youth finds il­le­gal drink (6) 21 Johnny’s ready? (4) 23 Cram cards (4)

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