Daily Maverick

DEVLIN’S CRYPTIC XWORD

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Across

1 A lot like men to pinch girl’s bottom (4) 3 One at home in Madrid perhaps – and Paris, surprising­ly (8)

9 Part of Australia requiring a return ticket? (7)

10 Old fullback caught in exercise with rugby wings (5)

11 In America we visit Saint Mary, perhaps returning first class (4,8)

13 Cat catches a rook by the throat (6) 15 “Small joints” heard from Snow White dwarf? (6)

17 Where athletes can get to grips with their suspension? (8,4)

20 Was out at night? (5)

21 Going to be thrilling? Knocked out cold! (7)

22 Diamonds kept woman oblivious to married suffering (8)

23 Kangaroo’s first lousy egg? One way to make a jumper! (4)

Down

1 One small step for Neil, one backward step for Michael (8)

2 Messages written in stone (5) 4 Afrikaner’s head up to final hole, undershoot mid irons (6)

5 Saying pig must be cooked with onion and naan (2,4,2,4)

6 Virgin is one with receding hairline (7) 7 Time of confusion, by the sound of it (4)

8 Val gets mango tree chopped up with electric instrument (12)

12 Atop a robot, Spooner was in front, right? (3,5)

14 Waves to birds (7)

16 Cats found in 101 places dogs don’t like? (6)

18 Stranger has an entertaini­ng tale (5) 19 Exhausted spouse didn’t take part (4)

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