Cryp­tic Cross­word

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The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ACROSS

1 In­sect gath­er­ing work, qui­etly hang­ing loose (6) 4 In­crease pulse and get op­ti­mistic (6) 8 Re­sult of a freeze in Le­ices­ter­shire (3) 9 Per­son sleep­ing with com­mit­ment to gar­ment (6,3) 11 Mix hard wood (4) 12 Heel steps back too much (8) 15 Ex­ag­ger­ate de­tails to make bride more wor­ried (9) 18 Bird is a dan­ger­ous colour, to be­gin (8) 19 China etc like Italy with au­to­cratic leader (4) 21 Reg­u­larly go to par­ties, no trou­ble (9) 23 Sphere found in sor­bet (3) 24 All the best of old sit­com (6) 25 Card game needs ten when record­ing here (6)

DOWN

1 Alarm loud? Cer­tainly! (6) 2 Pay ex­ces­sively to hang by some cricket game (9) 3 Fish’s weapon (4) 5 Rule out hun­dred ap­pear­ing in in­tro­duc­tion (8) 6 Brew tea then dine (3) 7 In theatre, mor­bid ground move­ment (6) 10 Med­ley to flow in or tip out (3-6) 13 Use a flail in front of worn-out gate­way (9) 14 A club with up­roar raised, bloody scene (8) 16 Hot and hu­mid weather fi­nally in is­sue (6) 17 Ev­i­dence of dis­ap­proval when a doc­tor’s brought in panda food (6) 20 Where a cam­per sleeps is in con­tention (4) 22 Re­port­edly pull part of foot (3)

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