Twin­plex

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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 They are pretty in a ket­tle – pretty mud­dled! (4) 8 Solemnly de­clare the fool didn’t stop eat­ing (10) 9 Dun­der­head is to com­mand, con­fu­sion will re­sult! (8)

10 The four points of in­tel­li­gence (4) 12 Pre­sum­ably they can­not play ma­jor works (6)

14 I bleed and could be eaten (6) 15 Fight round tablet (6)

17 Get dressed in case there’s no beer (6) 18 Dis­own youth leader go­ing to bad haunt (4) 19 Knav­ish­ness at cards? (8) 21 Clearly not a di­rect route for traf­fic (10) 22 Incites to layer pro­duc­tions? (4)

DOWN

2 Scare so as to sug­gest I should be in­cluded (10) 3 Prince Henry has a ring, a ring of saint­li­ness (4) 4 A team’s re­marks not meant to be heard (6) 5 Hav­ing no lik­ing for po­etry (6) 6 Ob­vi­ously not the back way into the coun­try (8) 7 Ev­i­dence of cats in the sta­bles? (4) 11 Go­ing down for wa­ter is ap­par­ently very te­dious (4-6) 13 Telling more un­truths at a dis­tance from the main body (8) 16 Sex and art can be ad­di­tional items (6) 17 Jour­nal­ist rode up hav­ing taken it in (6)

18 Read about a bit of bravado (4) 20 Bird of prey for a child to play with? (4)

SIM­PLE CLUES ACROSS

1 Marine crea­ture (4) 8 As­sert (10) 9 Dis­ar­ray (8) 10 Cur­rent events (4) 12 Young peo­ple (6) 14 Eat­able (6) 15 Con­flict (6) 17 At­tire (6) 18 Re­ject (4) 19 Cun­ning (8) 21 Type of road junc­tion (10) 22 Ova (4)

DOWN

2 Frighten (10)

3 Ring of light (4) 4 Stage whis­pers (6) 5 Op­posed (6) 6 Boundary (8)

7 Yard lined by build­ings (4) 11 Drilling for wa­ter (4-6) 13 Re­mote (8) 16 Ad­di­tional items (6) 17 News­pa­per em­ployee (6) 18 Chal­lenge (4) 20 Fly­ing toy (4)

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