CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

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1 I scram and it is the sword which is re­spon­si­ble (8)

I’m with the peer in his big or­gan­i­sa­tion (6)

Most French fish is very bad for you (6)

Stupid fel­low! With an idol, talk­ing to it! (4)

Dis­count on a bro­ken beater (6)

13 How I love where there’s oil to be found! (5)

Groaned on find­ing a horse of a dif­fer­ent colour (4) Ex­ces­sive de­sire is ob­vi­ous in this mea­gre edi­tion (5)

Gee! Ser­pents take such breaths! (5)

21 Tablets for the skill­ful (4) 23 The non-cler­i­cal are found in

Italy (5)

24 Pa sped off but was

un­der­mined (6)

26 The last of the

preser­va­tive (4)

28 He’s a flighty fel­low! (6) 29 Lena has an alien kite (6) 30 At this point, mixed port with tea and put on quite a show (8) 8 9 10 12 14 16 19 2 Credit one could be­come an ugly old woman? (5)

I’m about to dis­close Kate’s er­ror (7)

It’s dry and in­flammable and kept in a red tin (6)

It’s gen­uine and wrapped in pure alu­minium (4)

The fit young woman dis­cards so­cially mal­ad­justed types (7) I’m let down and de­jected! (9) Get to New Guinea to find a Chi­nese so­ci­ety (4)

You meet Ted with a glare and have to be con­trolled (9) De­cap­i­tate a fowl and it’s a dif­fer­ent bird al­to­gether (3)

Such a pointed say­ing is grim to an ape (7)

Why sad about how you spend your time? (4)

20 Spare some points to slan­der

them with (7)

22 A plan­ta­tion is a test for an Easterner (6)

Pre­cisely like the for­mer per­for­mance (5)

The voice of to­tal tor­ment (4) 3 4 5 6

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