The Star Late Edition

SUPER CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Very good, though odd? (9)

8 Swagger, though the face does hurt (7)

9 Is the enemy worried by him? (7)

10 Gave you a garbled version as you danced

(7)

13 The questioner does, for once, remain puzzled (8)

14 Spring right after and fight (4)

16 Extract by magic, they tell you clearly (5,2,3) 20 A metal pointer (4) 22 Take the biscuit (4) 24 At most nineteen, you stress (10)

28 Split and run (4)

29 Did she mind about the lino being damaged? (8)

31 Doesn’t let one forget that soldiers have brains (7)

34 Discussed terms and the new rate with the man (7)

35 The catty one involved in the row (7) 36 Got on, having followed one (9)

DOWN

1 “Is of importance,” they snarl (7)

2 Sign with Her Majesty’s initials, getting into a row (7)

3 As a success, I go round the country (5) 4 Holding a man is serious (7)

5 Knocks up and there’s a quarrel (4)

6 Gather it’s a whole lot (4)

7 Prepared to hide the girl up in the plant (7)

11 As his pocket-book gets thinner, does he, too? (6)

12 Get fed up and give it up again (4)

15 He has a drink – not a cocktail! (4)

17 Peter will go back to sleep (3)

18 See the people start to run (4)

19 Used to it when I undercut (6)

21 Look for something to play (3)

22 Surprise by taking the light to the tile I dropped (7)

23 For a cat, it’s very little (4)

25 Concluding the ice packed round it is adjustable (7)

26 Having left out Tom, I mistakenly put another name (7)

27 The fellows had, indeed, reformed and improved (7)

30 Fat bees flying round above (5)

32 A first return to the island (4)

33 Understand­s it’s capsized, too (4)

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