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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Across

1. Assault with a nail so to speak (6)

4. Evolution city (6)

9. Imagine a painting (7)

10. See 8 Down

11. What they are taken to court in (5)

12. See 5 Down

13. Sends Dad & Don around for bits and bobs (4,3,4)

17. Has silk feet? (6)

19. See 5 Down

22. See 8 Down

23. Homes for bugs, I said (7)

24. Land and get establishe­d (6)

25. Watch it wilt awfully when dusklike (6)

Down

1. The position of the argument (6)

2. See 8

3. Lessons on oceans (7) dn ac It’s nearly evening when all is said and done (2,3,3,2,3,3)

6. “Wanted” Student for swamp area (7)

7. The Xmas boy (4)

8dn, 10ac, 22ac, 2dn. Into the nitty gritty of dancing to the horn section wanderings? (7,4,2,3,5,5)

14. Cadets I turned into model types (3-4)

15. What opera may seem to the Cockney and what he will raise (7)

16. Toffs get turned on with Ecstasy and become counterbal­anced (6)

18. Aka “Herb” (5)

20. Linger with nothing from stick (5)

21. Bird from the Hibiscus Coast (4)

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