Cryp­tic cross­word

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1. Ex­pen­sively pro­duced film, but it may make a bomb (11) 7. Cry out in in­dig­na­tion at for­mer part­ner’s de­mand (7)

9. It’s a long time to be in­side a bi­og­ra­phy (4)

11. Crazed first mur­derer Cain turned into (5)

12. Fo­cal point of re­cent de­vel­op­ment (6)

14. One student one up­set, be­ing bi­ased to­wards con­tro­versy (11)

18. Fret at some chil­dren I per­sisted in re­turn­ing (6) 20. Flower for the teacher − but not the first (5)

22. Flirt with a mix­ture of crushed malt and hot wa­ter (4) 23. Ely can’t be re­spon­si­ble for this un­de­vel­oped state (7) 24. Pass­ing on when pass­ing over (7,4)

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2. Of­fi­cially per­mit ice in the lens per­haps (7) 3. Fenced en­clo­sure for snake about to be mar­ried (4) 4. To be dis­crim­i­na­tory about women and lose head (5) 5. It may have been handy for a bur­glar to use it (5)

6. It is safe for it to dwin­dle away to noth­ing (5)

8. It wasn’t meant to hap­pen, but I’d got in the grave (8) 10. Not sure about this neat ar­range­ment (8) 13. With­out my money, a per­son is in­def­i­nite (3) 15. Un­til the present, qui­etly won out like this (2,2,3) 16. Dowdy dresser given fur maybe by politi­cian (5) 17. Be­seeches one for fish in af­ter­thought (5) 19. His­toric time with a mac­a­roni and the like (5) 21. Quiche Latin sup­porter will get around (4)

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