CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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1. To study the ba­nal and be full of re­morse (8)

7. Tuck, for one, takes fair turn to the right (5)

8. He de­signs a scheme Nero didn't fin­ish (7)

9. Grey nun trained in sci­ence of ar­tillery (7)

10. A num­ber put back in the open­ing (4) 12. Where they make leather and try a dif­fer­ent form of it (7)

14. One wasn't right to make its al­tered form (7)

17. There's a heap of it stick­ing up on the car­pet (4)

18. Hav­ing pined, she left, list­less (7) 21. Be dis­posed to bend down (7) 22. Weight given to one mixed with cop­per (5)

23. Pun­ish­ment fin­ished with a full stop (8)

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1. Deal­ing sat­is­fac­to­rily with the top course of ma­sonry (6)

2. Tidy qual­ity of ants seen on the move (8)

3. It smells strongly of one's po­si­tion in so­ci­ety (4)

4. With­out a re­gatta to or­gan­ise this may be one's aim (6)

5. Send a tele­gram to the fin­ish­ing-line (4) 6. Qui­etly made ready as one was at wor­ship (6)

7. Pro­vide back­ing for man en­gaged to go round the Pole (7)

11. See how long a dance was (7) 13. De­sire to get on in boat I'm putting out (8)

14. Plant it to cut the grass around ev­ery­thing (6)

15. Salad plant I have to fin­ish first (6) 16. Grow less by de­cree, per­haps (6) 19. The Parthenon hasn't any to turn up (4) 20. Tax of which one is free, en­tirely (4)

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