Cryptic

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4. Be open handed, or use one’s fists? (4,3) 8. Dashes off to ful­fil a se­cret en­gage­ment? (6) 9. The least one can

do (7) 10. It pro­vides hot wa­ter, nat­u­rally (6) 11. A need to in­clude fifty cov­ered in oil (6) 12. Strange pat­terns

in church (8) 18. Aban­don royal

dig­nity (8) 20. Here you have to ac­knowl­edge de­feat (4,2) Sleeps soundly? (6) 22. Able to come back af­ter a stretch (7) 23. He sup­plies tea – with or with­out su­gar! (6) 24. Ev­i­dence of a leak? Tell the at­ten­dant (7) 21. 1. Mat­ters of some

grav­ity (7) 2. A strug­gle to main­tain faith (4,3) 3. Peo­ple mend­ing

pipes (6) 5. Shaken and

upset (8) 6. A lit­tle lower (6) 7. He takes more in­ter­est than you would wish! (6) 13. Pass­ing pleas­ing,

per­haps (8) 14. Ex­press dis­ap­proval in the sol­dier’s quar­ters (7) 15. I ob­ject to a

cer­tain ac­tion (7) 16. Some­thing fishy that is of help to the sports­man (6) 17. Eases off the down­ward pres­sure? (4,2) 19. Give a slight

cut (6)

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