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CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. So exultant to

cook a chop like

this? (4-1-4)

8. Fit for a little

physical exercise

(3)

9. women who

have no-one

to mow their

lawns? (5,6)

11. Touch on what

brought Zulu

warriors to a

strange end (7)

12. There’s space to

travel in it (5)

13. Rush in with

a demand for

money? (6)

15. Indiscreet bank

official? (6)

17. Doubtful, being

somewhat in the

dark? (5)

18. It grows,in the main (7)

20. When it’s too humid to hunt?

(5,6)

22. Born in a stone edifice (3)

23. Carries away the gates (9)

Down

2. It moves boats in Morocco,

Arabia and Israel (3)

3. A crime for which a

clergyman lost his head (5)

4. Nothing exists but fruit (6)

5. Irritate but prove all right

before the end (7)

6. They were once thought,

though almost entirely

incredible (4,7)

7. Spoke in broken English? (9)

10. They’re put in by present

company (11)

11. Endless instances developed

(9)

14. It’s used by those wishing

to secure temporary

accommodation (3-4)

16. Maintain a lock that is

brought up (6)

19. Engagement-ring from one

who will care,naturally! (5)

21. Person in the money? (3)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Exercising choice (9)

8. Choose (3)

9. Respectful (11)

11. Disagree (7)

12. Precise (5)

13. A delicacy (6)

15. Muscular (6)

17. Light boat (5)

18. Win back (7)

20. Warlike (11)

22. Fish (3)

23. Show (9)

Down

2. Sheep (3)

3. Oath (5)

4. Inborn (6)

5. Obvious (7)

6. Work in co-operation

(11)

7. Artifice (9)

10. Chic (11)

11. Devoted (9)

14. Lattice-work (7)

16. Extol (6)

19. Defraud (5)

21. Nothing (3)

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 1 Banker; 4 Feasts; 9

Hurricane lamp; 10 Sceptic; 11 Actor; 12

Forge; 14 Chink; 18 Issue; 19 Scorpio; 21

Dressed to kill; 22 Malady; 23 Meteor .

Down: 1 Behest; 2 Nerves of steel; 3 Edict;

5 Eyewash; 6 Starting price; 7 Supers; 8

Match; 13 Guessed; 15 Diadem; 16 Aside;

17 Cooler; 20 Ozone.

Quick: Across: 1 Visits; 4 Absurd; 9

Scotch terrier; 10 Greased; 11 Antic; 12

Cover; 14 Meant; 18 Salad; 19 Missive;

21 International; 22 Earned; 23 Feeler .

Down: 1 Visage; 2 Sooner or later; 3 Tucks;

5 Barrage; 6 Unintentional; 7 Direct; 8

Study; 13 Endorse; 15 Aspire; 16 Smear;

17 Teller; 20 Spite.