Brain­teasers

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ACROSS

1 The French trial is most re­cent (6)

4 Tricky fel­lows pitch a tent in sec­onds (6)

8 Woo in an en­closed space (5) 9 Heart­less agent took hearty con­trac­tion (7) 10 Ob­scure pieces, as­sorted, about fifty (7)

11 Much wa­ter up­set­ting ca­noe (5)

12 Bor­ingly pass clever in­sect (9)

17 Colour of brooch re­mains to be seen (5)

19 Trea­dle about to be ad­justed (7)

21 Penny gets the most re­cent dish (7)

22 Had in mind to stuff turkey, per­haps, with last of melon (5)

23 Stick poster in this place (6) 24 Evil spirit comes round river to find ally (6)

DOWN

1 Cup­board key? (6) 2 Told Sue con­fused, in dis­ar­ray (7)

3 On re­flec­tion, place is needed for ex­er­cise (3‑2) 5 Dis­card ac­tors not up to scratch (4,3) 6 Ring in some sort of elk (5)

7 In­sane sort of colour (6) 9 Ar­gue toss over ex­tinct an­i­mal (9) 13 Ac­com­plice is a gam­bler, we hear (7) 14 Dis­tance when about ready to re­ceive sil­ver (7) 15 A large bear back­ing fair game (4‑2) 16 Pre­pared for pub­li­ca­tion – it is in­deed cor­rected (6) 18 Man throws hat around the moor (5)

20 Send back watch (5)

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