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Across

1 Chil­dren’s game with bat and ten­nis ball (6,7) 8 Un­pleas­antly harsh in sound (7) 9 Swedish prize-giver (5) 10 Uns­mil­ing (4) 11 Cap­tain Nemo’s sub­ma­rine (8) 13 Take-off and land­ing strip (6) 14 King Ed­ward, for ex­am­ple (6) 17 Charmed (8) 19 Flat mass of sea ice (4) 21 Yel­low fruit (it’s also the an­swer!) (5) 22 Com­punc­tion (7) 24 Stub­born re­fusal to com­pro­mise (13)

Down

1 Sweet fleshy fruit, of­ten dried (3) 2 Avoid­ance (7) 3 Pla­gia­rise (4) 4 Brandy (6) 5 Mech­a­nism fir­ing up an in­ter­nal-com­bus­tion en­gine (8) 6 Cap­i­tal of Afghanistan (5) 7 In­stru­ment to mag­nify the im­age of dis­tant ob­jects (9) 10 Ital­ian hero, who led his “Thou­sand Red­shirts” against the Aus­tri­ans, d. 1882 (9) 12 Large Span­ish es­tate (8) 15 Air­craft’s wing foil that con­trols lat­eral mo­tion (7) 16 Red play­ing cards (6) 18 Full ex­tent (5) 20 Vis­i­ble air pol­lu­tion (4) 23 Pe­riod im­me­di­ately be­fore (3)

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