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TWO sets of clues but the answers are the same...

CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Native American coachmen, possibly (8)

5 Dismiss a big-headed flier (4)

8 Handy form of lamp (4)

9 Garment religiousl­y worn (8)

10 Notes one can hear from certain singers (7)

12 Having polish, do well (5)

13 In Berlin, Germany, show no haste to leave (6)

15 A naturally growing source of fun for a boy (6)

17 At the very end, simply has to be stale (5)

18 Was it a bit of a scare for Paul, breaking this bone? (7)

22 It’s a piano thing – let’s say a ‘piece’ (8)

23 Celebrity with a heavenly figure? (4)

24 on some days, a politician is a bit wet (4)

25 on Thursday it’s Friday, or maybe never (8)

DOWN

1 Fine a lot of money (7)

2 Men consuming half a loaf with fruit (5)

3 Protection in the field of cricket? (5)

4 The point of a tea strainer (4)

6 For a start, it’s an opportunit­y (7)

7 Lit a bit of a fire with some petrol (5)

11 Without exception, each letter is true (5)

12 Sadie starts with another girl for the bath place (5)

14 A number to play on the banjo can perhaps do you good (7)

16 A diving bird? (7)

17 Seemed unhappy with a low powered bike (5)

19 Colour of the flower (5)

20 But such garments can be seen in the launderett­e (5)

21 Utterance having a disturbing effect on cats (4)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Native American (8) 5 Dish (4)

8 Treelike plant (4)

9 Robe (8)

10 Banknotes, informally (7)

12 Glow (5)

13 Dally (6)

15 Mushroom or toadstool, e.g. (6)

17 Stale (5)

18 Shoulder blade (7)

22 Tiny bit (8)

23 Image (4)

24 Moist (4)

25 Day after today (8)

DOWN

1 Upper-case letter (7) 2 Large fruit (5)

3 Conceal (5)

4 Compass point (4) 6 Starting (7)

7 Measure of capacity (5) 11 Each (5)

12 Steam bath (5) 14 Medicine (7)

16 Gulp (7)

17 Brooded (5)

19 Pale colour (5) 20 Beneath (5)

21 Type of jazz singing (4)

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