THE CROSS­WORD PUZ­ZLE 15159

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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Lack­ing a clue - strangely unim­por­tant! (9)

8 Si­mul­ta­ne­ous num­ber of rounds or ovals set off (5)

9 It may be checked for drink and meat around mid­night (7)

10 Fine fab­ric used in mak­ing suites (6)

11 An aca­demic is killed while hunt­ing (6)

12 A re­veal­ing piece of pho­tog­ra­phy (8)

15 Same ship, dif­fer­ent stress (8)

18 Smart thing to have in the gar­den (6)

20 A right squab­ble about the price list (6)

21 In­di­cate there's some wine to fin­ish off (7)

22 Ap­pear on stage to record (5)

23 Suc­cess­fully learn­ing how to han­dle new em­i­grants (9)

Down

2 Clas­sic ap­pear­ing in 151 A.D. (5)

3 Strongly ad­vise one not to lose heart - it's most im­por­tant (6)

4 Be­comes less re­fined, giv­ing a hun­dred dif­fer­ent rea­sons (8)

5 Mix­ture I smoke is one from Green­land (6)

6 Big shot in the film world? (5-2)

7 A short ro­mance (9)

11 Not so busy types sent in a busy type's place (9)

13 To do so is an after-din­ner prac­tice that helps in­ter­na­tional pro­ceed­ings (8)

14 Stim­u­lat­ing ap­pari­tions? (7)

16 State in a loud and res­o­lute way (6)

17 He may well ap­peal to the pub­lic (6)

19 Gen­eral rule to be ob­served in a cathe­dral (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Pos­ses­sion (9) 8 Pro­por­tion (5)

9 For all to see (7)

10 A conifer (6)

11 Recluse (6) 12 Un­ques­tion­ing (8)

15 Dis­tinc­tion (8) 18 Tight-fisted (6)

20 Elab­o­rately dec­o­rated (6)

21 A made-up story (7)

22 A fe­male rel­a­tive (5)

23 Be un­der­stand­able (4,5)

DOWN 2 All the time that (5)

3 Puz­zling sit­u­a­tion (6)

4 An­swer to prob­lem (8) 5 Drive for­ward (6)

6 Trust­wor­thy (7)

7 Fleet­ing (9)

11 Rigidly con­ven­tional (9)

13 Power to im­press (8)

14 In­no­va­tor (7)

16 High re­gard (6)

17 An ad­mirable qual­ity (6)

19 Ex­ces­sively fat (5)

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