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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

7. Mother and father to medical man on his way to Gloucester? (6-7)

8. Where the domestic cat may sit and think itself in clover (3,2,6) 12. How one fishes ancient people out of the corners (6) 14. Happenings that may take place over three days (6) 16. He counts the money and may relate his findings (6) 18. Bees swarming on backstreet one surrounds with hostility (6) 19. Deletion of Strait voyage from here to there (8,3) 23. Tiny, concise movement round Poles doesn’t tally (13)

DOWN

1. There’s nothing in region between anticyclon­es to get colder (4) 2. It won’t go on the end of a sentence (4) 3. Small farms given credit for turning soft (6) 4. A handy form of greeting one can get from a gun (6) 5. An admirer of Nash, say (4) 6. 2 will turn to windward on 22 (4) 9. Full of 12 Across when a lug ran out (7) 10. Under a shakeup, a circle may provide a poem (7) 11. Is twice seen by an Egyptian deity (4) 12. One sat around having wine in Italy (4) 13. Likewise, it may be a way to supplement it (3) 15. Be in rivalry with life in France (3) 17. How a sister may put up some sort of front (6) 18. Send one packing in turning up in a party (6) 19. One is unable to provide such hypocritic­al talk (4) 20. Decoration includes nothing that’s instrument­al (4) 21. Start with a competitio­n anyone can go in for (4) 22. To sail in zigzag fashion may have some point to it (4)

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