CRYP­TIC PUZZLE NO. 7542

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ACROSS

6. Peg will hang on to it (7,4). 7. Has ball-points: three (4). 8. I’m off food, but tak­ing water (8). 9. He’s a draw­back to the ed­i­tor (6). 10. Shoots from plants (6). 12. Ever and again embracing, hold in high re­gard (6). 15. A strong drug that has a num­ber in its clutches (6). 17. He tells us to rant and roar wildly (8). 19. L-look! There’s an an­i­mal in it! (4). 20. A tick­ing off for al­ways lag­ging be­hind? (5,6).

DOWN

1. About the false front, you have be­haved dis­grace­fully (3,5). 2. Be­ing given tea and given food ir­ri­tates one (6).

3. Milk­ing is what he’s good at (6). 4. Re­gard as an as­set for the state agent (4). 5. The name is an­other fom of “Ellen,” I put in (6). 6. With a house, with a wife and thor­oughly sub­dued (5). 11. Pay for and move into one of the top flats? (6,2). 13. Pass out: asleep (6). 14. Old, are apt to stretch (6). 15. A drink at the sta­tion (6). 16. The racket is the new one on the out­side (5). 18. Rock mu­sic (4).

CRYP­TIC PUZZLE NO. 7541 - SO­LU­TIONS

Across - 6, Re-sent-me-nt. 8, Ape-x. 9, Stir. 10, Batty. 11, Sure. 12, Half a yard. 16, Stipu-late. 20, Chip. 22, E-x-ult. 23, Bark. 24, Emit (rev). 25, Ask too much.

Down - 1, Berth-a. 2, Red-raft. 3, Stub-by. 4, Bet­ter. 5, Stays. 7, M-err-y. 13, Al-i. 14, Alabam-a. 15, The(wo)me(n). 17, Trunks. 18, Pot-i-on (rev). 19, T-h-rice. 21, Pet-al.

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7541 - SO­LU­TIONS

Across - 6, Ac­cu­sa­tion. 8, Idea. 9, Melt. 10, Comet. 11, Each. 12, Gelig­nite. 16, Pre­ma­ture. 20, Garb. 22, Aw­ful. 23, Evil. 24, Grit. 25, He­li­copter.

Down - 1, Ac­cede. 2, Cur­tail. 3, Can­can. 4, Kis­met. 5, Unite. 7, Perch. 13, Ire. 14, At­tempt. 15, Cairn. 17, Ruf­fle. 18, Mal­ice. 19, Raider. 21, Bathe.

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