The Chronicle

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Across

1. A device found in the orchestra (10)

8. Sword fight? Hmm – could be borderline (5)

9. Jewel Co. meets inside with open arms (7)

10. Len’s integrity is out of sorts, curiously (13)

11. Jack gets a little fish (5)

13. Reportedly checks the stone edgings (5)

18. A date with a “gone the next day” stall holder? (3,5,5)

21. Improve looks of hen acne … (7)

22. … but get nothing to change for another egg producer (5)

23. See 15 Down

Down

2. A continuous telegram? (7)

3. Turkish leader successor gets something belonging to them (5)

4. Will second half stun Kiwi case and not be judicious (6)

5. Elle & Ike are extraordin­arily long, thin and sinuous (3,4)

6. What thomeone can purchathe an Authtralia­n thandal for (5)

7. The first lady and Vera became someone else (6)

8. Prevent using instrument of 8 (4)

12. Found Gavin on ruined bridge in French city (7)

14. Five abroad strangely show courage (7)

15dn & 23ac. Subject of an osteologic­al argument? (4,2,10)

16. Pinch makes Eve hit perplexed Nick (6)

17. Was this the last special time for the old penny? (1,3)

19. The set of principles from Queen Elizabeth iconology (5)

20. Fire bud? (5)

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