DOU­BLE CROSSWORD

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CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. Come to brain for lin­i­ment (11)

9. Is large city in North Africa (7)

10. Nitre is ap­par­ently not ac­tive (5)

11. Re­gret each half in­cluded in frill (5)

12. It may, of course, be a weighty mat­ter for the trav­eller (7)

13. Gives share as toll re­turn comes in (6)

15. The fin­der turns out to be a close as­so­ciate (6) 18. Glass in traf­fic con­trollers? (7) 20. A wa­ter­ing-place in a Euro­pean coun­try (5) 22. Fa­mous like a mu­si­cal score? (5)

23. Raise sick eel - a vet badly needed (7)

24. Gift of­fered to poor mite now (7,4)

Down

2. A trick busi­ness, of course (5)

3. Stag­ger etc., out to choose in the bal­lot again (2-5)

4. The French join the ac­tors in a strong­hold (6)

5. The re­sult of a bad night? (5)

6. Do theatre work (7)

7. Strik­ing ter­ror as treat­ment for bald­ness? (4-7)

8. Num­ber of times present at a num­ber of balls (11) 14. What this barge would be when un­loaded (7)

16. Es­teem en­gen­dered by scep­tre? (7)

17. No egghead from the Ori­ent at the back (6)

19. Also two points in the moun­tains (5)

21. Warn­ing of dan­ger in the fed­eral army (5)

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