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Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Puzzles -

ACROSS 1. Kind of grand ad­di­tion to the fam­ily (4) 3. Part of ex­tremely fa­mil­iar com­bat (8) 9. Speak and sing about proverbs (7) 10. Sum up crit­i­cisms cen­tral to art form (5) 11. They’re drawn to scale (12) 13. Still bat­ting at home (3,3) 15. It’s bor­ing and con­ven­tional to keep wild dog in pen (6) 17. Prospects were not great in Dick­ens’ day – or were they? (12) 20. But do mix-ups re­sult in sus­pi­cion? (5) 21. In­quest of­fi­cial places ring in cor­ner (7) 22. Gra­tu­itous taunt taken on board (8) 23. Weapons found af­ter fire (4)

DOWN 1. Not ex­actly best name for cel­lar (8) 2. In Cuba you’ll find swampy trib­u­tary (5) 4. Cit­rus-pro­duc­ing coun­try (6) 5. Their goal is to get their kicks by dis­cussing goals and kicks (12) 6. I take new nurse on date, ini­tially to get cov­ered by pol­icy (7) 7. Steal a chip (4) 8. Part of orches­tra a be­gin­ner finds in­flu­en­tial (12) 12. Eey­ore’s upset by small, ugly things (8) 14. When seen in con­text, urea has a cer­tain feel (7) 16. Ad­heres to twigs (6) 18. Ti­tle­holder to show nerves too much (5) 19. Thor’s fa­ther uses end­less io­dine (4)

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