CRYP­TIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7540

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1. The wrong di­rec­tion (3,10). 8. Pop around again, hav­ing taken the risk (5). 9. Brighter and keener (7). 10. En­thu­si­as­tic, paint­ing the in­te­rior of the study (6). 11. Said oth­er­wise, on cap­tur­ing the heart of the hand­some fel­low (6). 12. Saw I had rushed out­side (5). 14. Out of bed and ready, but dis­tressed (5). 18. Deals with the var­i­ous oc­cu­pa­tions (6). 20. It has a yel­low slip-cover! (6). 23. Came to, for the sum­mer (5,2). 24. She has one cold drink sent out (5). 25. An in­nate fair­ness (7,6).

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1. A for­eigner mak­ing a ter­ri­ble din: a man (6). 2. En­ticed by the blue, be drop­ping the scar­let (5). 3. Also bet on, but it’s slow (7). 4. There’s a fifty-sec­ond round, too (4). 5. I dropped Daniel off, the beast! (5). 6. The cost is stated in old money (6). 7. Half of them fly af­ter the bird (6). 13. Praise for rais­ing the twin trapped in the hole (7). 15. To mol­lify the an­i­mal, leap about play­fully (7). 16. Stress it’s an in­her­ited el­e­ment in one’s char­ac­ter (6). 17. How lit­tle en­ter­tain­ing the nude show was? (5). 19. The tree that was planted be­fore the other? (5). 21. It’s the last word from Paris! (5). 22, The stone has to be round, chum (4).

CRYP­TIC PUZ­ZLE NO. 7539 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 1, Tri­umphs (anag.) 6, A-tom. 8, En-i-d. 9, Fore­mos-t. 10, Pe-t-er. 11, Nat-ure. 13, Pr-est-o. 15, Da-shed. 17, Stands. 19, Big-ot (rev.) 22, Hang on to. 23, L-a-id. 24, Deer (dear). 25, S-cot-ties.

- 2, Range. 3, Un­dre-ss. 4, Puff (pas­try). 5, Ser­e­nade. 6, Adm-it. 7, Ob­serve (anag.) 12, Cons-ents. 14, Ret-rac-e. 16, S-kill-et. 18, Ni-ger (rev.) 20, O-pine. 21, So-so.

QUICK PUZ­ZLE NO. 7539 - SO­LU­TIONS Across

- 1, Rick­shaw. 6, Robe. 8, Bent. 9, Ad­e­quate. 10, Al­pha. 11, Clever. 13, Elapse. 15, Er­mine. 17, In­tent. 19, Adage. 22, Sea-trout. 23, Elan. 24, Anon. 25, Tung­sten.

- 2, Ideal. 3, Ketchup. 4, Heap. 5, Wretched. 6, Rouse. 7, Bit­tern. 12, Beet­root. 14, Lan­tern. 16, Mad­ness. 18, Eaten. 20, Grave. 21, Sten.

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