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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1. Lioness has had a bath, losing nothing but habitual purity (11)

9. Animal you and I take east (3)

10. Pull ten if in abundance (9)

11. Quick to take a beer about four (5)

13. Don’t quite tremble: manuscript reveals signs (7)

14. Whirl round, sending youth leader into fireplace (6)

16. 6 that can be mapped, perhaps? (6)

18. Am scion of a secret society (7)

19. Counterfei­t vehicle to go back in (5)

20. Coming to the point, as it were (9)

21. You and I take nothing in, alas (3)

22. Source of water with the significan­ce of having good intentions (4-7)

DOWN

2. Be supine, but not truthfully (3)

3. A politician in drink is quite enough (5)

4. Gave sly look at Communist on sheltered side (6)

5. Distinguis­hed lack of furniture (7)

6. Sing about frequently making things less hard (9)

7. Drive mad taking in extent of disorder (11)

8. Parsimonio­us and apparently prepared to fight (5-6)

12. Never rise when held back (2,7)

15. Can take sword for fencing made of silver paper (7)

17. Writer cries out about blockhead (6)

19. Started embargo going round for example (5)

21. At present on the way up, having been victorious (3)

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