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GIVE YOUR BRAIN A WORK­OUT

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Crossword puzzle to stim­u­late your brain

ACROSS

9 Mu­si­cal fol­lows start­ing point of plant growth (4,4) 10 Pay­ment for iron key (3)

11 Writer’s third pen takes note of glacial episode (3,3) 12 Crus­tacean is to work too much (6)

13 Corn, to the French – that’s ined­i­ble (7)

14 Bri­tish im­pu­dence is a mi­nor de­vi­a­tion (4)

15 Salad lover trav­els the coun­try (2,8)

17 One plan re­volved around old coin (8)

18 Spy wor­ried after car ex­am­i­na­tion (7)

19 In­cen­tive to find short rail­way line (4)

21 For­mer spouse has a raw sort of se­cre­tion (6) 24 Ca­pa­bil­ity, say, of paint­ing new dan­ger to queen (9,8) 27 Ger­man lied about reg­is­tered plane (6)

29 Wish au­di­bly for a vic­tim (4)

30 District hides gold in branch (7)

33 Re­porters have right to go back in ad­vance (8) 35 Try fainter sort of pro­fes­sion (10)

36 Good time with a ru­ral de­ity (4)

37 El­e­ment tribe used with hes­i­ta­tion (7)

38 Lu­can ran off to find a gap (6)

40 No good re­turn­ing moon changes to part of sun­dial (6)

41 Ready for col­lec­tion of math­e­mat­i­cal en­ti­ties (3) 42 Wrong – I will have a pan­cake (8)

DOWN

1 Re­ac­tionary to en­cour­age gas, say (6,4) 2 Phase pets out (4)

3 Save mild re­view for some is­lands (8) 4 At­tempt to in­clude old play (7)

5 Nec­tarine an al­ter­na­tive for old per­son (11) 6 Gen­eral get­ting ex­tra but­ter, for ex­am­ple (10)

7 Big­ger bills, hav­ing a ro­dent (6)

8 A girl man­aged to get firm with a Ro­man gen­eral (8)

10 Cler­gy­man is a sup­plier of chips, we hear (5)

16 Nowa­days drone about be­ing dec­o­rated (7) 20 Heard bit of quiet (5)

22 Drove thug to for­mer cap­i­tal (7)

23 Fa­ther joins politi­cian when in­for­mant re­veals or­na­men­tal growth (6,5)

25 Like a snake found in Hyde Park (10) 26 Cor­rect to put fish at 90 de­grees (5,5)

28 Part of France seen after quiche (8) 31 Fin­ished with aris­to­crat get­ting de­ci­sive op­er­a­tion (8)

32 A bit wor­ried about Sam cook­ing rice (7) 34 Gar­den or­na­ment con­ceals

Euro­pean piece of hered­ity (6)

35 De­cep­tive move makes sub­tle sound (5) 39 Du­pli­cate a child’s bed (4)

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