CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Stop, hav­ing a right to a break (6)

4 Fine at first, then harsh and cold (6)

9 A man in love may well get mar­ried (7) 10 We ob­ject in mid­dle age to ex­er­cis­ing (5) 11 Fit­ting end for a piece of wood (5)

12 In­vest cap­i­tal per­haps (7)

13 One who thinks of things first? (11)

18 It may mean the sack to postal work­ers (7) 20 At the side of a sup­porter (5)

22 Meal not start­ing to sat­isfy this man (5) 23 Term that’s musical or le­gal pos­si­bly (7) 24 De­scrib­ing one with most ex­pe­ri­ence of life (6)

25 Make fast? (6)

DOWN

1 Stays will al­ter a waist (6)

2 Cap­i­tal­ist of up­right type (5)

3 Odd way to go over the hills (7)

5 In de­pressed ar­eas love con­quers all (5) 6 Coins no longer used, e.g. in USA (7)

7 One who turns up in Aus­tralia (6) 8 Lit­er­ally it had a very large pop­u­la­tion (11) 14 Crooked deal­ing straight­ened out (7) 15 Tract of grass­land left out (7)

16 Power of a politi­cian in Ire­land (6)

17 I’m tak­ing a cer­tain at­ti­tude for tax (6) 19 Pro­hibits right to en­ter coun­try stores (5) 21 He starts driv­ing in wrong gear (5)

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