CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS

1. Dis­gust­ing at­tack (9) 8. Tof­fee-nosed old boy pur­sues two di­rec­tions (4) 9. Stud­ies var­i­ous di­ets it was made up from (9) 11. Strange, our un­con­firmed re­port (6) 12. In­vol­un­tary act may earn a bless­ing (6) 13. Peer is head of French race city for the most part (8) 16. Hit on the fore­head to in­tim­i­date (8) 20. Tailor-made bridge un­der which 25 Across passes (6) 21. The way to sing in Mario’s op­eras (6) 23. Not go­ing to bed with hor­ri­ble gutsy pain (7,2) 24. A lit­tle lower in the field (4) 25. Go on, idler, be­come a boat­man (9)

DOWN

2. Strug­gle awk­wardly with fish (8) 3. Bear­ing blos­som in spring (6) 4. Ac­count for the grow­ing ex­cite­ment felt as a cli­max is reached (8) 5. Take an ever-chang­ing course (4) 6. Teach in class (6) 7. Fic­tional king com­ing from Bor­neo (6) 10. One can­not fight it alone (4) 14. Wager that two boys were dis­loyal (8) 15. Bats sure mud­dled, it is hard to un­der­stand (8) 16. Turn­ing off a trunk route? (6) 17. Bird in or­a­to­rio Le­har com­posed (6) 18. Deep-sound­ing fish (4) 19. Sen­sual red­head in the wa­ter­way (6) 22. Ger­man hur­ried away from Otranto (4)

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