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Cryptic Crossword

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SOLUTION

ACROSS: 6 Building blocks. 9 Avenge. 10 Concerto. 11 Amenable. 13 Taught. 15 Nature. 17 Sodden. 19 Biceps. 20 Agrarian. 22 Analogue. 24 Nobody. 26 Adult education.

DOWN: 1 Above-mentioned. 2 Kiln. 3 Adverb. 4 Abinitio. 5 Pope. 7 Nickel. 8 Kitchen gardens. 12 Nitre. 14 Udder. 16 Resigned. 18 Gateau. 21 Runway. 23 Lilt. 25 Brim.

ACROSS:

1 Person missing a book dispatched by Europeans (8)

5 Small mariner hires vehicle, a Beetle (6)

9 Leading celebs welcome one after at leastone flight (8)

10 Bridge opponents nearly stop all together (2,4)

12 Leave cricket team in Egypt (4)

13 Drama teacher’s old mode of transport (10)

15 Check flower’s rebirth (13)

19 How sailor establishe­s position, busy reading on deck (4,9)

23 Foreign articles promise to cover 50 criminals (10)

25 Tax obligation (4)

28 Hermit avoids special sort of acid (6)

29 Rebuilt keel’s not put back in framework (8)

30 One checks canopy over bed (6)

31 Awfully thin bloke’s swallowed medical preparatio­n (8)

DOWN:

1 Entertaine­d before noon, then employed (6)

2 South American almost concealed Japanese dish (5)

3 First skipper, one in eastern drama (4)

4 Irregular boulder not in its original place (7)

6 After change of heart, comedian’s making a point? (5)

7 Liberating general is wrong (9)

8 Support worker getting stroke in court (8)

11 Greta Garbo consumed this extract of 27 (4)

14 Raise bar for storytelle­r (4)

15 Study clothing and change its intended recipient? (9)

16 A British puffin, for example (3)

17 Keen opera singer’s given up (4)

18 Notice project colonist’s giving aide-de-camp (8)

20 Prepare fiddle (4)

21 Crude error involving Kelvin’s waterproof cloth (7)

22 Pen’s output sounds like seal in ring perhaps (6)

24 Bring up increase American introduced (5)

26 Extremist caught in Seoul traffic (5)

27 Range covering lake and sea growth (4)

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