CRYP­TIC

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Across

1 Con­form­ing part of the body (6)

4 Re­sult of drop­ping the charge? (5,3)

9 Worker en­ters to snoop about the but­ler’s do­main (6)

10 Acts as su­per­in­ten­dent abroad, we hear (8) 12 Mas­ters the con­ver­sion of hectares (8)

13 It’s in our blood (6) 15 Open­ing for a ma­chine op­er­a­tor (4)

16 What a full-size pic­ture of a fish won’t have? (5,5) 19 Sheer ex­tor­tion, ap­par­ently (5,5)

20 Leaf pat­tern jumper (4) 23 Iden­ti­fy­ing man fud­dled with gin (6) 25 Long-run­ning bat­tle (8) 27 Lots of beat­ings (8) 28 Gen­eral method that al­lows mar­gin for er­ror (6) 29 Draughts­man re­signed per­haps (8)

30 Kept go­ing - or didn’t (6)

Down

1 I’m badly upset by such a drive (7)

2 Is­land no pigs are al­lowed to roam (9)

3 Un­re­fined and hearty per­haps (6) 5 Over-dis­posed to wan­der (4) 6 Hav­ing no wor­ries about be­ing neg­li­gent (8)

7 Mu­si­cal char­ac­ters to have on the staff? (5)

8 Not will­ing to try a tea-break (7)

11 Books in­tended for the lower classes (7)

14 A Gal­lic dis­po­si­tion is ex­cep­tion­ally cold (7) 17 Wealth lay around right to the fin­ish (3,3,3)

18 Fine form of pun­ish­ment (8) 19 Picked to per­form in the choir and took a prom­i­nent part (7) 21 An ir­ri­tated doyen de­scrib­ing his state of mind (7) 22 Mon­ey­mak­ing fa­cil­ity (6) 24 Flight leader? (5)

26 Show fond re­gard for the op­po­site sex (4)

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