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CRYPTIC CLUES Across 7. A very long time re­turn­ing to the sta­dium (5) 8. Con­firm that the wild an­i­mal has es­caped (4,3) 9. The old Greek cap­i­tal? (7) 10. Com­mand of the brother­hood (5) 12. Al­ways a loss not to be re­peated (5,5) 15. Not all one colour, but it av­er­aged out (10) 18. King­dom of Lear pos­si­bly men­tioned at the start of ‘Mac­beth’ (5) 19. The con­se­quences of hav­ing pos­ses­sions (7) 21. Went to bed, hav­ing stopped work (7) 22. Swear noth­ing left the race­track (5) Down 1. No runs came when the girl fell (6,4) 2. Ex­clude the mak­ing of bread (5) 3. Money a coun­try singer makes (4) 4. Flam­ing sailor has to be idle (6) 5. Age re­stric­tion for no­ble­men (8) 6. Friendly drink (7) 11. Tele­phone teacher em­ployed in the cir­cus (10) 13. Eter­nally in­creas­ing? (8) 14. Not the drab di­men­sion (7) 16. Resti­tu­tion fin­ishes in the morn­ing (6) 17. Sheet mu­sic cost­ing £20 (5) 20. The front of a ren­o­vated café (4) QUICK CLUES Across 7. Smell (5) 8. Un­yield­ing (7) 9. Gulp (7) 10. Weary (5) 12. So­cia­ble (10) 15. Un­beat­able (10) 18. Par­rot (5) 19. Coag­u­late (7) 21. Stop (7) 22. Twelve (5) Down 1. Group of com­pa­nies (10) 2. Ethic (5) 3. Spo­ken (4) 4. In­sect (6) 5. Ru­ral (8) 6. Fighter (7) 11. Chas­tise­ment (10) 13. Famed (8) 14. Refugee (7) 16. Urge (6) 17. Grab (5) 20. Naked (4)

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