Su­per Cryp­tic Clues

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ACROSS

1. Busi­ness prac­tice (6) 5. Give a bet­ter sim­u­la­tion of pain than the oth­ers? (6) 8. She’s caught in a de­cep­tion (5)

9. What am I giv­ing the cloak­room at­ten­dant, dear? A gar­ment (6)

10. Points Across and out­side one (6)

11. How stamps are of­ten sold and a good thing, too (5) 14. Or the hat will con­ceal the view (8)

16. Bars of the bird-cage (6) 18. A fake finger­print, or what it gives the po­lice (5,10)

20. Is a fol­lower and sup­ports (6)

22. Break the rule! (8)

25. As I said be­fore, it’s an ac­qui­si­tion (5)

27. One de­liv­ery - or a lot (6)

28. A loud, “Turn the old crone round, sir” (6)

29. The wealth re­dis­tri­bu­tion would be ruth­less (5)

30. Re­minds one there can be no es­cape from the dun­geons, any­way (6)

31. Side with the beast; a very bad type (6)

DOWN

1. Not a hair of the dog in the gar­den! (6)

2. Hand round the mugs (4)

3. The drunken Hi­ram inside’s got at by a spy (4,4)

4. One’s de­but as the ghost? (5,10)

5. Cured mem­ber of “Gam­blers Anony­mous”? (6)

6. A great deal’s writ­ten about one go­ing back to work (4) 7. Is no longer up­set by the un­pro­duc­tive ar­eas (6)

12. Does the Spa­niard’s cry com­fort you? (7)

13. The men in charge get rid of the Rus­sian (7)

15. Sep­a­rated for a bit (5)

17. Turn and run out with the fish (5)

19. Risk the man in green con­sti­tuted (8)

20. The mas­ter’s up­set when you crit­i­cise the ves­sel (6)

21. Won’t talk about the high points (6)

23. It doesn’t mat­ter which there could be one hid­den in (6)

24. Stepped over the gun, I hav­ing dropped it (4)

26. Keep quiet, though it’s hard at first (4)

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