CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS

1 Pul­verised pos­ses­sion of aero­dy­namic fea­ture (6,6)

9 Makes draw­ings of French peo­ple found in an­cient Scot­land (7)

10 Opera one-third length in pro­por­tion (2,5) 11 and 12 Fig­ure hug­ging in film when a bit drunk (4-5)

13 Take a sly look, we hear, at small dog (4) 16 A hand-reared lamb, for ex­am­ple found at my school (7)

17 Back track­ing clue round north/south axis (7)

18 Horse showed ef­fects of open wound in old­world street (7)

21 Cum­brian town recre­ated in Perth (7) 23 Busi­ness us­ing pop­u­lar cur­rency (4) 24 Head off to Mediter­ranean is­land in a very un­friendly man­ner (5)

25 Wise per­son’s en­ergy be­gins to droop (4) 28 Goes rough by way of guitarist (7)

29 Is our ex­change dur­ing tran­scen­den­tal med­i­ta­tion viewed as hol­i­day travel? (7) 30 Per­fect so­lu­tion of pre­cious metal and French non­sense com­ing first (6,6)

DOWN

2 Copy re­lat­ing to car pile-up (7) 3 Re­mark­able in­ter­na­tional of­fi­cer (4) 4 Delaware’s greatly re­duced fate (7)

5 Brings in set chef cooked (7)

6 The Span­ish took South African li­on­ess (4) 7 Chil­dren’s writer fea­tured in ex­tra verses (7) 8 Group of sci­en­tists’ terms are each set out (8,4)

9 Run down re­pair of suit in doc­u­ment box (8,4)

14 Come back with an an­swer about thickness (5)

15 Small body of wa­ter you re­ported in en­closed yard (5)

19 Ed­i­fices that are big red con­struc­tions with bend at the bot­tom (7)

20 Lay down new diet cat’s to use (7)

21 Pub all in a storm over ini­tial trou­ble about way to open can (4-3) 22 In­de­pen­dent pe­ri­odic al has gaze te er re­moved _ fancy that! (7)

26 Girl avoids com­ing back in to cricket ground (4) 27 Stitch, we’ re told, that’ s some­thing very pre­cious (4)

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