THE CROSS­WORD QUICK CLUES

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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 Al­low to ad­vise on how to treat straight hair (6)

4 Lent is brought for­ward (8)

9 With a new clue I’d get the math­e­ma­ti­cian (6) 10 Bird takes fruit by the door (8) 12 Learner breaks tool mak­ing a spin­dle (4) 13 Go out with a girl (5)

14 As­cetic who may take an un­nat­u­ral at­ti­tude (4) 17 Phys­i­cal train­ing man­ual? (8,4)

20 Badly beaten, ap­par­ently, by two balls at snooker (5,3,4)

23 In­dian nurse from Bom­bay - a hard worker (4) 24 Pic­ture that amuses young chil­dren (5) 25 Fit prop­erly (4)

28 A course that is purely ex­per­i­men­tal? (5,3) 29 Sailor has to ob­tain an ob­jec­tive (6) 30 Party mem­ber who went to pot (8) 31 Added zest in the kitchen (6)

Down

1 Ready to show what Boy Scouts should be (8) 2 Run­ners who jump the gun are not for­got­ten (8)

3 Flag of many colours (4)

5 Bounder badly shaken might need it! (6,6) 6 Long for a piece of Gouda cheese (4) 7 Bed not turned - but the sheets may be (6) 8 Hilda un­set­tled by a bloomer (6) 11 An im­pos­tor’s stan­dard (5,7)

15 Climb and mark at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals (5) 16 Be­lieves they’re used for cargo (5) 18 Be­ing so one may re­act rashly with un­usual ill-grace (8)

19 Such a tyre is flat in­deed (8)

21 Put on the hook from a debit? (6) 22 Weapon in bad re­pair (6)

26 Al­bert shortly gets to be a singer (4) 27 Park­ing sign on top is a swin­dle (4)

ACROSS

1 Sub­mis­sive (6) 4 Distress­ingly in­ad­e­quate (8) 9 US leg­is­la­ture (6) 10 Hap­haz­ardly (2,6) 12 Un­com­mon (4)

13 Ad­di­tional clause (5) 14 Be­come (4)

17 Cul­tural en­light­en­ment (12) 20 Fi­nally (2,10)

23 Ba­sic cause (4)

24 Rashly quick (5)

25 A long time (4) 28 Epoch-mak­ing (8) 29 Sen­ti­men­tal song (6) 30 Show­ing no pity (8) 31 Hard­ened (6)

DOWN

1 Bring shame on (8) 2 De­vise (8)

3 A great deal (4) 5 Gen­uine­ness (12) 6 Elim­i­nat­ing round (4) 7 Monotony (6) 8 Ad­vent (6)

11 Apos­tles (12) 15 Car­pen­try tool (5) 16 Fash­ion (5) 18 Re­mark­able (8) 19 Bi­ased (3-5) 21 Bow­man (6) 22 Pam­per (6) 26 Ob­jec­tive (4) 27 Prin­ci­pal (4)

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