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Cryptic No 1581 (answers in next week’s paper)

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ACROSS

1. See 7 Down 3. Bereft of members (8) 9. Three-lobed ring in filter adjusted (7) 10. Did office work, having been put in a certain category (5) 11. If one is endowed with double anagram, it’s not apparent! (6,6) 13. Object to being dispatched a second time (6) 15. Doesn’t oppose some of the meagre essentials (6) 17. Down-to-earth workman (4,8) 20. Permission to depart (5) 21. Strain is put back in the joint (7) 22. Contentmen­t is unalloyed around the meadows (8) 23. Qualifying for an attendance mark in the register! (4)

DOWN

1. Those who pay the bill for various trestles (8)

2. Open part of the cover tentativel­y (5) 4. Strangely silent coves (6) 5. Engagement ring? (12) 6. The cost is an indefinite amount of small change, we hear (7)

7 & 1 Ac. Team display is not the principal attraction (8)

8. Approximat­e scores returned by golfers at the end of the course? (5,7) 12. Prevent fraternisa­tion with eastern alien (8) 14. Main road! (3,4) 16. This has to be taken into account for the loud theatrical performer (6) 18. To produce a piece of algebra is easy (5) 19. Strike when mates return (4)

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