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1. Big cat will gasp for breath, meet­ing

3 (7)

5. More than suf­fi­cient beer red­cap gets in (5)

8. How to drive car to the RAC (7) 9. With rea­son­ing dis­cuss how to urge a re­form (5)

10. Re­li­gious rite man re­acts to in this way (9)

12. It shows 3 sin­gle name in one en­try (3) 13. Brusque con­tri­bu­tion to master's ex­po­si­tion (5)

17. It has its hole at the top of the sleeve (3) 19. Was split in four to be as­signed to sta­tions (9)

21. Uni­form shade given by king adapted for haik (5)

22. Roughly sketch oil-nut pro­duced by the East (7)

24. Ter­ri­ers found a pig-pen flavoursom­e (5) 25. Some car re­tail­ers get back in a line of houses (7)

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1. Church district has RIP writ­ten out (6) 2. New mem­bers don't have bad habits (7)

3. A fe­male is one less than a male in­her­i­tor (3)

4. Ruff 's mate was a bailiff (5)

5. Meant to change bit in­side it, being flat (9)

6. Hea­then fa­ther will gain when one goes (5)

7. Is equally bal­anced with the French in the team (6)

11. An­cient time to leave in a tiny dis­tur­bance (9)

14. Mu­si­cal suite played pi­ano, a trait that's dif­fi­cult (7)

15. Ves­sel ply­ing reg­u­lar route cost a great deal (6)

16. Stick to a herd winding its way east (6) 18. It sig­ni­fies what one's got be­hind one (5)

20. Brass in­stru­ment turned up: noth­ing in it, roughly (5)

23. Man at sea needs to get some­thing to shoot at (3)

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