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9 A fel­low is a nark – wag­ging tongue (9) 10 Am­bi­gu­ity about pool sounds com­plete (8) 12 Doc­tor sees work de­crease (4)

13 Song about the man (6)

14 Pen new melody for de­ity ( 7)

15 Broad­cast a rul­ing about Euro­pean get­ting a pain (9)

17 Steer a plan to en­cour­age bonus fea­ture (6,3) 18 Girl takes in a min­eral ( 7)

20 Last char­ac­ter played game, in­cor­po­rat­ing uni­ver­sal fig­ure of speech (6)

21 First king starts to sus­pect a univer­sity lec­turer (4) 24 Best 60s group, orig­i­nally a heavy ob­ject (8) 26 Bribe gets a blue house (8) 28 Re­peat­edly find un­known old toy (2-2) 29 Witch­craft makes firm re­turn with sect (6) 31 Wine, end­less tea and end­less hap­pi­ness ( 7) 34 Metal left – bet­ter than man get­ting ura­nium (9) 36 Pet heard about large build­ing (9)

38 Cat’s lip turned out to be ar­ti­fi­cial ( 7) 39 Rec­tor, old, spills last of last drink in elab­o­rate style (6)

40 Mean to change the last word (4) 41 Pre­tend to wear lame suit (8)

42 Typ­i­cally per­form­ing with mode, say (2,7)

DOWN

1 Rou­tine en­thu­si­ast gets fel­low to leave (8)

2 Large univer­sity pur­sues im­prov­ing room in fake gold (6)

3 US phi­lan­thropist to trans­port ge­nie about (8)

4 A maths prob­lem causes breath­ing dif­fi­culty (6)

5 Pas­sion al­most gets boyfriend a torch (8)

6 South­erner broke Ro­man’s chin (10) 7 Pun­ish favourite dog ( 7)

8 Rea­son to put line in part of sen­tence (6)

11 Leave Pearl run­ning round some­thing in the gar­den ( 7)

16 Home as start­ing point, by way of rail­way (6)

19 Welsh­man takes year find­ing banned sub­stance (5)

20 Rush to find some­thing em­bar­rass­ing left open (3)

22 A charge to see a reef (5) 23 Wo­man takes artist to see a dif­fer­ent sort of art (6)

25 Time to rent coach out to skilled per­son (10)

26 Chewed on some dig­i­tal in­for­ma­tion (3) 27 He’ll have one eye on end­less se­quence at work on Sun­day ( 7)

30 Put off get­ting old money – English is rel­a­tively dear (8)

31 Ac­cent varies – takes notes from dol­phin, say (8)

32 Wrong li­cense, right part of gun (8) 33 Wife sent this to a French fes­ti­val ( 7) 35 Vi­ta­min is new in CIA op­er­a­tion (6) 36 Mad to be seen in front of clock (6) 37 Mare ran, get­ting gold for com­poser (6)

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