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Across 1 & 5ac. Push in – like Evil Knievel tries to do (4,3,5) 8. Does not show one’s age like vi­able jars of old onions (4-9) 9. Girl re­turns to loi­ter in prison (3)

10. Lout never dis­tracted enough to put his hand up (9)

12. No round ball, ini­tially ... (3) 13. ... a silly sausage (3)

18. Our ute & ass are pos­ses­sions af­ter match (9) 20. To­tal re­turn from wat­tle-and­daub dwelling (3)

22. I can­not moan. It re­sulted in pol­lu­tion (13)

23. All in­volved with the First lady at end of Novem­ber and July (5) 24. Fiery but gets quiet at the pro­duc­tion aquar­ium (7) Down 1. Jack gets a sheep stu­dent that is a gem (5)

2. Aim leg to do the kilo­me­tres (6)

3. Up­set when the gra­tu­ity is too much (3,4)

4. Smoothly like 2 & 4 with Christo­pher, so to speak (6)

5. Elo­quence not shown with Cole, but his wife (5)

6. Aim to com­pete with and got jeal­ous (6)

7. For old peo­ple yell “Red” (7) 11. Cut I see the French found on the finger (7)

14. Noises made to at­tract lu­bri­ca­tion (7)

15. Get a small amount with a penny? – Jump on it! (6)

16. The ups and downs of be­ing re­placed? (6)

17. A case of ales, Vi (6)

19. NZ isles to the Aussies are a bit of a laugh in the TV com­pany (5)

21. No har­bour for row boat. That’s a bit dull (5)

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