Western Morning News

Cryptic crossword

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Across

3 Sees drunkards embracing coppers (5) 8 A large waterfowl on the Nile (5) 10 Cries like certain birds when you breathe on them (5) 11 Thus written in Corsican dialect (3) 12 He's a card! (5) 13 Having got to the fore by one's status, was resented (7) 15 Improves one's ways for numerous reasons (5) 18 He started slowly one morning (3) 19 When a boy is starting trouble, stop it! (6) 21 Pacifiers sold at Twickers (7) 22 In the best position to mash some potatoes? (4) 23 Tear for the right purpose (4) 24 Examinatio­n of figures during dinner, maybe (7) 26 That tweedy fellow Lewis is with (6) 29 Is Pussy Galore a big one? (3) 31 She has her own ways of getting around America (5) 32 Odd garnets? (7) 34 Footwear for animals (5) 35 Has it a growing likelihood of getting attached to you? (3) 36 Photograph a new branch (5) 37 Change what a native takes from choice (5) 38 Fresh borders for Surrey would be topical (5)

Down

1 Would you write one like a shot? (5) 2 Supports the idea defenders raised (5,2) 4 Poke softly with a pole (4) 5 With some subjects, the message is less wise (6) 6 They hurt going south to the heart of the forest (5) 7 Stupid fellows with bad colds (5) 9 Don't point out a success! (3) 12 Bars TV awards for Juliet (7) 14 Beat blamelessl­y? (3) 16 Chap with heavy heart leaving Ealing, maybe (5)17 Room for academic research (5) 19 Portrays half dead old tribesmen (7) 20 Figure studies? (5) 21 Could you do a bit worse than open them? (5) 23 Houses have such value (when part furnished?) (7) 24 Very little time (6) 25 Bit of a scare on the road (3) 27 Anything that might reform a thug (5) 28 He's probably Spanish, possibly Roman (5) 30 Unusually eager to get on well (5) 32 Makes sure to get a sound grasp of things (4) 33 You'll crack this one in less than a minute (3)

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