CRYP­TIC

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - PUZZLES -

Across

4 Fol­low­ing birth, ral­ly­ing holds some­one in bondage (6)

7 A dealer with some­thing to be grasped in credit (8)

8 Go to some ex­pense not in the in­side of plays (6)

9 A plain im­me­di­ate fore­bear is eas­ily per­ceived (8)

11 In twice be­ing held by the rough sea is stupid ( 7)

13 A young hare is al­ways let out­side ( 7)

15 One way with rea­son for speak­ing pompously ( 7)

17 More clever with hes­i­ta­tion af­ter sharp lo­cal pain ( 7)

20 Stuns at sounds be­ing de­ployed (8)

23 A fool has pre­cious stone back in a herb (6)

24 Ra­tion­ing fur­thest point in good fol­low­ing (8)

25 Parish of­fi­cer turn­ing the fi­nal blade (6)

Down

1 Roughen the skin of a com­mon fel­low (4)

2 Ex­ist­ing from birth in neat place­ment (6)

3 Out­let for smoke is a lis­tener’s ill­ness (4)

4 Leisurely gaits as lit­tle ones run in­side (5)

5 As­sess­ment of a non­com­mis­sioned sailor (6)

6 Gain knowl­edge when left to work for some­thing (5)

9 Shares out all to go back one way (6)

10 Chats ca­su­ally about po­si­tion at stern ( 7)

12 Seabirds of­ten get down to re­side strangely (6)

14 In­crim­i­nated un­justly when ram fed badly (6)

16 Sar­cas­ti­cally teases model fe­male rel­a­tives (6)

18 Ani­line prod­uct be­com­ing bluish pur­ple (5)

19 Each leg in trou­ble with hard-to-at­tain golf­ing score (5) 21 Mate be­com­ing very quiet (4) 22 Dip in tea maybe on Queensland is­land (4)

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