The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

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ACROSS 4 Reckon on a hundred for the bill (7) 8 Directors on the ship? (6) 9 Babyhood is as imagined (7) 10 Counter-claim to begin the journey (3,3) 11 Silent way to join up (6) 12 Somebody watching the old boy and the waiter (8) 18 It’s unnecessar­y to require a smaller amount (8) 20 When one expects to leap ahead? (6) 21 The crash was the mischievou­s child’s doing (6) 22 Detains as substitute (7) 23 It’s nice in a way to take mother to the picture-house (6) 24 Take the chair - but not impartiall­y? (7) DOWN 1 The fellow’s charge is a big house! (7) 2 100 being tried in the competitio­n (7) 3 Would rather promote (6) 5 The opposite of talk (8) 6 Wiseacre has nothing to clear out (6) 7 The most discrimina­ting insect (6) 13 Sentinel on vehicle on the front rank (8) 14 Lowered the value of graduates indeed! (7) 15 As used by the wooden waiter for the smoking remains? (3-4) 16 It removes the top for a start (6) 17 Prospects vis-a-vis tastes in part (6) 19 Kill graduate for his estate (6)

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