THE CROSS­WORD

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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Keep on the beach (4,6)

8 Trou­ble with throat or back of a horse (5) 9 Stron­garm cav­al­ry­man (7)

10 To carouse is to err badly (7)

11 They meet for a bite (5)

12 Prom­ise to meet (6)

14 Ea­ger­ness to make a new road to an old city (6)

17 A tem­ple or­na­ment? (5)

19 Quite out of or­der (7)

21 Ex­te­rior is due to be re­fur­bished (7) 22 Hang­ing in em­bar­rass­ment (5) 23 A gath­er­ing in ser­vice per­haps (10)

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2 Hold­ing dear party in a cir­cus arena (7) 3 Place for stor­age of French grass (5) 4 Crea­tures that in­crease, but don’t mul­ti­ply (6)

5 He may be pre­pared to sell his land (7) 6 East­bound run to ful­fil a se­cret en­gage­ment? (5)

7 Ru­ined by hav­ing ice added? (2,3,5) 8 An im­prove­ment in dis­ci­pline (10) 13 Very cold, in a Gal­lic way (7) 15 Broad­cast on air to part of Canada (7) 16 Agree to take the throne (6)

18 It can be­come grotesque (5)

20 A huge ship­ping or­der? (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Hid­den (3,2,5) 8 Cun­ning (5) 9 Con­ve­nient op­por­tu­nity (7) 10 Treat pro­fanely (7) 11 Of­fer as ex­cuse (5) 12 Open­ing move (6) 14 Awards for achieve­ment (6) 17 Planet’s curved course (5) 19 Caller (7) 21 Spon­ta­neous (7) 22 Ir­ri­tate (5)

23 Writer’s pseu­do­nym (3,2,5)

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2 Un­vary­ing (7)

3 Drama set to mu­sic (5)

4 A pre­cious metal (6) 5 Mo­men­tary view (7) 6 Sus­pen­sion of hos­til­i­ties (5) 7 Tempt to do wrong (4,6) 8 Re­treat (4,6)

13 Pro­vi­sional (7)

15 Word of op­po­site mean­ing (7) 16 De­velop grad­u­ally (6) 18 Staff of of­fice (5)

20 Play for time (5)

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