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ACROSS 1. Team (4) 3. Wood frag­ment (8) 9. In­come (7) 10. Alarm (5) 11. Con­form­ist (12) 13. Use (6) 15. Im­pede (6) 17. In spite of (12) 20. Ar­rive at (5) 21. Cry out (7) 22. Sa­lu­ta­tion (8) 23. Caught (4) DOWN 1. Af­flicted (8) 2. Couch (5) 4. Pretty(6) 5. Wastefulness (12) 6. Mug (7) 7. Op­u­lent (4) 8. In con­fi­dence (5,4,3) 12. Sur­mised (8) 14. Bishop (7) 16. Scat­tered (6) 18. Dodge (5) 19. Pull (4)

CRYP­TIC

ACROSS 1. To get back af­ter this is a dis­ad­van­tage (4) 3. Com­pletely strips of French plun­der (8) 9. In­curred no faults - ac­quit­ted (7) 10. Vera up­set by north­ern bird (5) 11. A sec­ond rat­ing (12) 13. The prac­tice of sav­ing a rock plant (6) 15. Un­doubt­edly up­set­ting to the USA, sir! (6) 17. Brave when suf­fer­ing from car­diac adi­pos­ity? (5-7) 20. Made reg­u­lar jour­neys and worked at one’s trade (5) 21. Dusk is un­ruf­fled in the cap­i­tal of Ge­or­gia (7) 22. Heat units af­fected by coal rise (8) 23. En­clo­sures for wa­ter birds (4) DOWN 1. Crack the code with speed and pro­vide some em­bel­lish­ment (8) 2. The ring is an aw­ful long time get­ting sent back (5) 4. First-born welder stripped on street (6) 5. Goes for a walk round - and takes the baby! (12) 6. Pro­duces some­thing new in air out­lets (7) 7. Posted some of the pools en­tries (4) 8. Me­tal-worker to come to grief with money (5-7) 12. The gang gets old med­i­cal sup­plies (8) 14. Sec­ond hear­ing (7) 16. It’s a trick to sound asth­matic (6) 18. The end of the last cer­e­mony in need of mod­erni­sa­tion (5) 19. An ex­am­ple of the first char­ac­ters of English po­etry il­lus­trat­ing courage (4)

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