CHAL­LENGE CROSS­WORD

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Fail to catch all Ed­ward says, be­ing less than keen (4-7) 9 Peo­ple in court can catch it! (3,4)

10 She’s a match for any­one (5) 11 They may be Pierced or just Pricked (4)

12 Slash the Price of flimsy ma­te­rial (8) 14 Think what Peo­ple who count will do (6)

16 Run out on the sand (6) 18 Back at sea (2,6)

19 Is­sue a Pe­riod re­turn (4) 22 Cap­tured and shot (5) 23 Very lit­tle money for items of food? (7) 24 Dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter – some­one go­ing to Italy Per­haps (11)

DOWN

2 He won’t like Peo­ple tak­ing his Part (5)

3 It’s bad form not to (4) 4 Win, Pos­si­bly earned (6) 5 Gave no­tice (8)

6 Take a lib­erty? (7) 7 Ques­tion wrongly Put to trainer, for ex­am­ple (11) 8 Told off for be­ing driven to work (5,2,4) 13 Large sums made out of com­pos­ing songs? (8) 15 Sound ex­pert the French fol­low (7) 17 Saw the head for an ex­am­i­na­tion? (6) 20 Height of a horse? (5) 21 End of story, we hear (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Fac­ing a hard strug­gle (2,7,2) 9 Speak to (7)

10 Very steep rock face (5) 11 Cloudy (4)

12 Per­turb (8) 14 Sil­ver-white metal (6) 16 Hack­neyed Phrase (6) 18 Time of cel­e­bra­tion (8) 19 The chances (4)

22 Fast (5)

23 Care­ful watch (7) 24 In­hos­pitable (11)

DOWN

2 Ride a bi­cy­cle (5) 3 Ex­ul­tant joy (4)

4 Mad (6) 5 Sur­rep­ti­tiously (8) 6 Fool­ish (7)

7 Rigidly laid down (4-3-4) 8 Unavoid­ably (2,9) 13 Dis­par­age (8) 15 Soften ef­fects of (7) 17 Pun­gent bul­bous herb (6) 20 In­un­date (5)

21 Sharp rise in value (4)

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