Cryp­tic Cross­word

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ACROSS

1. Two in dif­fi­cul­ties, be­ing pulled along (2,3)

4. One thing you still gain when on a de­cline (7)

8. Have a fly­ing start? (4,3)

9. Get goals - a lot, it seems ( 5)

10. Call round? (4)

11. Very wet, but it goes solid when cold ( 8)

13. De­clines to set sail (4)

14. Fas­tener for a jumper (4)

16. A spot of sym­pa­thy? (4-4)

17. Sign on the staff (4)

20. Girl who can ex­ist on noth­ing? ( 5)

21. Prod­uct of a fruit­ful harem? (7)

22. Not the first mate’s boy (7)

23. In­crease the strain ( 5)

DOWN

1. Bury groups of sol­diers at the cross­roads (13)

2. Cap­tured and shot ( 5)

3. Bowl, per­haps, with grain in it (4)

4. Tell tales, though not out of school (6)

5. A ticket and a drink is what many trav­ellers need ( 8)

6. Im­pres­sive work by the book­maker (7)

7. Heights of land vary and de­ceive the eye (7,2,4)

12. Their progress is slow but sure ( 8)

13. Caviare might pro­duce such greed (7)

15. I snoop around and dis­cover a cause of death (6)

18. Won’t take au­thor­ity 95)

19. Golf­ing as­so­ci­a­tion (4)

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