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Saturday’s puzzle.

Across

6. Agitation (7)

7. Semi-precious stone (5)

9. Body of water (3)

10. Comply (9)

12. Likelihood (11)

15. Switchboard operator (11)

17. Sharp practice (9)

19. Insect (3)

21. Hesitate (5)

22. Impromptu (7)

Down

1. Continental quilt (5)

2. Flightless bird (3)

3. Record (4)

4. Impotent (9)

5. Dearth (7)

8. Indian headdress (6)

11. Container for papers, etc. (9)

13. At the rear of (6)

14. Auburn-haired girl (7)

16. Silly (5)

18. Fissure (4)

20. Timid (3)

Last week’s solution

Across: 1 Sewer; 4 Clamber; 8 Overrun; 9 Strip; 10 Tidy; 11 Appraise; 13 Chef; 14 Scar; 16 Numerous; 17 Thus; 20 House; 21 Disturb; 22 Precede; 23 Ridge.

Down: 1 Sportsmanship; 2 Wield; 3 Rare; 4 Canopy; 5 Abstract; 6 Barrier; 7 Reprehensible; 12 Retrieve; 13 Commute; 15 Muddle; 18 Hound; 19 Tsar.