CRYP­TIC CLUES

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS 1 Man in tem­ple pro­duces ce­real (5) 4 An old cal­cu­la­tor can make a grad­u­ate swear end­lessly (6) 10 Bring Con­ser­va­tive along to get in­sur­ance (4,5) 11 Amy chopped up the veg­etable (3) 12 Hymn com­posed about quiet wood sprite (5) 13 As­sess­ment for sailor (6) 14 Frame­work cru­cial for ver­sa­tile opener (8,3) 18 Prompt me into changes (2,4) 20 Chap, one with a fix­a­tion (5) 23 I have two stu­dents, what a mis­for­tune (3) 24 New vet in Nice of­fers en­cour­age­ment (9) 25 Singer about to quit (6) 26 Al­most acute cut (5) DOWN 2 Non­sense is ac­cept­able dur­ing on­go­ing noise (5) 3 Boy put hy­dro­gen in cold liquor (7) 5 Con­sumed by fire but ugly relics not touched to start with (5) 6 Ja­pa­nese money in­vested in source of sugar and spice (7) 7 Iden­ti­cal twins (Amer­i­cans)? Not en­tirely (4) 8 Put up with sup­port­ing part (5) 9 Reach too far as re­gards time in jail (11) 15 Starts a fire and arouses emo­tions (7) 16 Can­di­date, one wor­ried about bomb (7) 17 Crit­i­cise the Span­ish jury (5) 19 Freez­ing dur­ing pic­nic in gar­den (5) 21 In­no­cent one found in part of church (5) 22 Row about it re­turn­ing (4)

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