CRYP­TIC CLUES

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - FEATURES -

ACROSS

1 Coun­try lies about cap­tur­ing cen­tre of Iraq (6)

4 Ex­ile to leave the coun­try at exit (6)

9 Oh, my! End­less amount of re­sis­tance! (3)

10 Did they leave will­ingly? (9)

11 Sail­ing the ocean, con­fused (2,3)

12 Ob­ject of a news­pa­per col­umn (7)

14 Espy cliched use of vivid colour (11)

17 Darn! Darn noisy what’s‑his‑name (2‑3‑2)

18 Ready to block the for­eign bad weather (5)

20 Roughly tear a slab of or­na­men­tal ma­te­rial (9)

22 Never‑end­ing anger leads to scrap (3)

23 The Span­ish have reg­u­lar num­ber for team (6)

24 As deer strug­gling, rubbed out (6)

DOWN

1 It shows pres­sure is noth­ing to the le­gal pro­fes­sion (6)

2 Va­grants wast­ing time on slopes (5)

3 De­lighted by dream­like state in the end (9)

5 Re­turn of pur­pose for Ms Far­row (3)

6 Coach­ing with­out a stew of dumplings (7)

7 Fol­low to make cer­tain, but not right (5)

8 Cease troupe mov­ing to emer­gency exit (6,5)

13 Bur­sar’s more con­fi­dent af­ter ad­just­ing rate (9)

15 Bird a very long time in south­ern sea­side town (7)

16 Put on stone be­fore get­ting old (6)

17 Some of his tal­ent is no longer fresh (5)

19 Stones not parking with peers (5)

21 Pub land­lord Mur­ray has heart of steel, serv­ing

beer (3)

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