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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Phys­i­cal train­ing in­struc­tor? (6) 4 He is con­fused with praise, be­ing a self-right­eous chap (8) 9 A strug­gle be­tween north­ern and south­ern sea forces (6) 10 A place of graz­ing (8) 12 The force of in­flu­ence? (4) 13 The lighter side of chess (5) 14 Sets out to find a Hardy hero­ine (4) 17 Un­able to say why you can’t solve a cross­word? (4,3,5) 20 Last thing an Amer­i­can can bet with? (6,6) 23 Scot­tish boy about five who had a ter­ri­ble rep­u­ta­tion (4) 24 Im­prove on a re­pair (5) 25 It might hold more than one suit for a worker (4) 28 Rudi­men­tary hat I once re­placed (8) 29 A fool it’s wrong to help (6) 30 Left in er­ror? (3,5) 31 He shares what’s left (2-4)

DOWN

1 No other or­gan­i­sa­tion can com­pete with it (8) 2 Writer isn’t up­set about un­ortho­dox love (8) 3 Ex­perts in cards (4) 5 Are tailors so ad­dic­tive? (5-7) 6 The last men to raise off­spring (4) 7 Thin piece of sil­ver (6) 8 Re­sent hav­ing to change a name (6) 11 It’s played for some­one’s ben­e­fit (7,5) 15 A mea­sure in progress (5) 16 I do it wrongly, be­ing a fool (5) 18 Feel a bit up­set by a tri­fling an­noy­ance (8) 19 Wrong di­rec­tor still has to be paid(8) 21 Ain’t it dif­fi­cult for an old mas­ter? (6) 22 It’s lucky mother’s gone to bed (6) 26 Not an area of grow­ing im­por­tance in Asia (4) 27 Cap­i­tal ex­pressed in end­less loose change (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Scarcity (6) 4 Even­tu­ally (2,6) 9 In­ge­nious (6) 10 In­struc­tion (8) 12 Deep red gem (4) 13 Defam­a­tory ac­cu­sa­tion (5) 14 Sin (4) 17 Deeply in­volved (2,2,4,4) 20 Con­tent­ment (12) 23 An­noy (4)24 De­fraud (5) 25 Over-hasty (4) 28 Abu­sive ha­rangue (8) 29 Con­vey as gift (6) 30 Calmly sub­mis­sive (8) 31 Brave (6)

DOWN

1 Proper (8) 2 Bit­ter­ness of speech (8) 3 Rain hard (4) 5 Refuse to lis­ten (4,1,4,3) 6 Shal­low­est Great Lake (4) 7 Mourn (6) 8 Favourably (6) 11 Ev­er­last­ing (12) 15 Out­spo­ken (5) 16 Man­ner­ism (5) 18 Huge (8) 19Caus­ing ob­struc­tion (2,3,3) 21 Mer­chant (6) 22 Ever (6) 26 To boast (4) 27 Loud ring­ing of bells (4)

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