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GIVE YOUR BRAIN A WORK­OUT

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Cross­word puz­zle to stim­u­late your brain

ACROSS

9 Maids came out for con­ven­tional at­ti­tude (9) 10 Laugh at English friend tak­ing it for a min­eral (9) 12 Thus get at­tor­ney a drink (4)

13 Jacket right be­hind con­fla­gra­tion (6)

14 Lodged a re­vi­sion for cape in Mozam­bique (7) 15 Fea­ture of time, say (9)

17 Re­tire one plan to use a com­pass (9)

18 End­less se­ries on mil­i­tary ex­er­cises

for Polyphe­mus, say (7)

19 A shade craven (6)

20 Com­edy sketch set in his kitchen (4)

23 Ex­plo­sive re­turned by old sailor (9) 25 Claim four worked like a vent (9)

26 Plant doc­tor on ship (4)

27 Peg gets drunk with swine (6)

29 Id­iot is not much of a co­me­dian (7) 32 Re­cent ice for­ma­tion shows re­straint (9) 34 Let an­i­mal get con­fused about food (9) 35 Al­low piece to start for war­bler (7) 36 Ni­tro­gen in ad­vance? Not quite (6) 37 Fea­ture of each in­di­vid­ual (4)

38 Nice latch, ter­ri­bly spe­cialised (9) 39 Ap­point to a sci­en­tific or­gan­i­sa­tion (9)

DOWN

1 Owns CID is re­turn­ing to form of Ju­daism (8) 2 Hap­haz­ard en­try on com­puter mem­ory (6,6) 3 Re­ar­rang­ing did spoil some cells (8)

4 Fe­male sol­dier to end­lessly as­tound old and new (6)

5 Cleaner firm with a trainee get­ting fuel (8) 6 Formed rind another way, like a tree (10) 7 Young­ster to drain fish (7)

8 Show Arc­tic con­di­tions to be egal­i­tar­ian (10) 11 Picture cur­rent game dif­fer­ently (5) 16 Im­pro­vise some pasta (6)

19 Prat­tle like an ox (3)

21 King or­ders tu­to­rial, how to get some

en­ergy (8-4)

22 Girls cook­ing Euro­pean salmon (6) 23 Ar­mies’ task, or­gan­is­ing source of

ura­nium (10)

24 Plane used to sup­ply walk­ing stick (10) 25 Fel­low finds a time to blub­ber (3) 28 In­ex­pe­ri­enced, run away from pest (8) 29 Mu­si­cal not so much like Cats –

at least some (8)

30 Gifted, thanks to fast jour­nal­ist (8) 31 Di­a­monds come down in the coun­try (7) 33 Pick-me-up, of­ten af­ter gin (5)

34 An ec­cen­tric gets one tick (6)

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