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Across

1. Pays a visit, af­ter some per­sua­sion? (5,5)

7. Let in many in the en­trance (5)

8. Con­fines one af­ter an­other, we hear (7)

10. Half-moon? (3-5)

11. An over­head light (4)

13. Pipe for a sound rugby player (6)

15. Move fast af­ter take-off (6) 17. Pulls to one side then an­other (4)

18. Have a touch of colour and be mis­er­able (4,4)

21. Came to stay and paid the bill (7)

22. Cosy fea­ture in El­gin (5)

23. Likely to ap­peal af­ter be­ing shot? (10) Down

1. His ac­counts are not taken se­ri­ously (5)

2. Mea­sured and mixed malt and rice (8)

3. Mi­nor of­fence (6)

4. A hot-tem­pered ex­pres­sion (4)

5. Has­tened up with speed to tell the tale (7)

6. They should let you down lightly (10)

9. He likes peo­ple look­ing in at his win­dow (10)

12. All is not as it should be in the stud (8)

14. Look­ing out for a sit­u­a­tion for the hands? (2,5)

16. Pet for the an­cient mariner (6)

19. It stands to rea­son (5)

20. A drop of ink, per­haps (4)

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