Cryptic crossword

Derby Telegraph - - PUZZLES & STARS -

ACROSS

1. Where the best cards are prop­erly looked after (2,4,5)

9. He meant to sort out a haz­ard to min­ers (7)

10. Al­low some­body to come in to make a con­fes­sion (5)

11. By­ron do­lor­ously in­cludes a mu­si­cal piece (5)

12. En­large wide­spread ep­i­thet in va­ri­ety (7)

13. Sys­tem of forces ap­plied to south­ern lock (6)

15. Brown tribes in dis­or­der (6)

18. You’ll find me in di­lap­i­dated mines of great size (7)

20 & 7Dn. What the stamp coun­ter­feiter cre­ates! (5,11)

22. In the main, one tune­ful group (5)

23. First of all he’s an ex­pert in oral ex­am­i­na­tions (7)

24. Clear profit by the woman’s es­tates in the coun­try (11)

DOWN

2. No con­tainer sent back for gas (5) 3. An alternative rota’s re­ar­ranged for the speak­ers (7) 4. Pre­vent the bed getting full up (6) 5. Eastern po­ten­tate elected re­peat­edly (5) 6. The fault of rough tide round the French sea (7) 7. See 20 Across 8. In any case, not ab­sent from any func­tion (2,3,6) 14. Tell a fan­ci­ful tale from Cre­mona (7) 16. A lit­tle child with a Span­ish princess (7) 17. Put in a busi­ness of­fer that’s cer­tainly not tough (6) 19. Make a scratch score! (5) 21. One sur­rounded by fat landowner (5)

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