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Wicklow People (West Edition) - - MIND GAMES -

CRYPTIC CLUES

Across

1. Wrote in le­gal form, com­pletely ab­sorbed in the job (9)

8. The lead­ers of rev­o­lu­tion­ary up­heaval even­tu­ally show regret (3)

9. Not a state for one who is plain-spo­ken (11)

11. Par­don me be­ing in­volved in nasty mix-up (7)

12. Noth­ing in the haze suf­fer­ing from con­den­sa­tion (5)

13. A fe­male needs help with chaps around (6)

15. Fight­ing a law­suit (6)

17. Re­lease some of the Moun­ties (5)

18, 3Dn & 10Dn. What the judge who fear­lessly gives sen­tences has? (7,2,3,11)

20. In­struc­tions about ranks show­ing dis­ci­pline (11)

22. To go at speed the step is short­ened (3)

23. Break off the be­trothal? (9)

Down

2. She shows a bit of plain un­selfish­ness (3)

3. See 18 Across

4. Trains the hose on clus­ters of flow­ers (6)

5. Many C.I.D. changes re­lat­ing to force (7)

6. To fall as rain - it’s very sud­den (11)

7. Un­doubt­edly a sorry state (9)

10. See 18 Across

11. They are in charge of mag­a­zines (9)

14. Put right fel­lows in un­usual deed (7)

16. Con­temp­tu­ously re­jects a ship full of grain (6)

19. Jack fol­lows the flag (5)

21. It’s al­most wise to show lack of ten­sion (3)

QUICK CLUES

Across

1. Ab­sorbed (9)

8. Regret (3)

9. Lack of clar­ity (11)

11. Gen­eral par­don (7)

12. Damp (5)

13. Young girl (6) 15. Deed (6)

17. Un­fas­ten (5)

18, 3Dn. & 10Dn. Con­fi­dence in his be­liefs (7,2,3,11)

20. Tidi­ness (11)

22. Sprint (3)

23. Re­lease (9)

Down

2. Mem­ber of re­li­gious or­der (3)

3. See 18 Across

4. Aerosols (6)

5. En­er­getic (7)

6. Bring on (11) 7. Re­pen­tance (9)

10. See 18Ac.

11. Weapon menders (9)

14. Cor­rected (7)

16. Derides (6)

19. Al­liance (5)

21. Droop (3)

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