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CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. They sometimes

show natural

relief (4)

3. Was it used as

the result of

a suspended

sentence? (8)

8. Paddy is taking

the part of

Cedric effectively

(4)

9. Justifies written

authorisations

(8)

11. The kind of

statements

appropriate to

fire-raisers? (12)

13. Flee from a

breach of the

peace round the

south (6)

14. Not so far from

being more

secretive (6)

17. There are

working

models at these

exhibitions (7,5)

20. Giving the prize for a strange

drawing (8)

21. Biblical character reformed

from evil (4)

22. The meadows can be seen in

unspoilt delight (8)

23. In the forest a gentle creature

(4)

Down

1. He keeps strict order

by having a neat, trim

arrangement (8)

2. Aimed at appeasing the

mighty sea (7)

4. Personal attractions

possessed by lucky people?

(6)

5. The kind of travel suitable for

children starting school (5-5)

6. Property man? (5)

7. A measure to remove ill-

feeling (4)

10. They cover lights – lights near

a place of darkness (4-6)

12. Using an iron and showing

some urgency (8)

15. Having the smallest rate (7)

16. One who enlists as a

carpenter (6)

18. A confusing number of ways

to cause astonishment (5)

19. Caught at rock pool, initially

(4)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Image (4)

3. Trustworthy (8)

8. Pour (4)

9. Serenity (8)

11. Ill-luck (12)

13. Vibration (6)

14. Miserable person (6)

17. Expectation (12)

20. Aerodrome (8)

21. Dumb (4)

22. Humility (8)

23. Smaller (4)

Down

1. Close (8)

2. Superintend (7)

4. Exultant (6)

5. Unimportant (10)

6. Dim (5)

7. Simple (4)

10. Reproof (10)

12. Tenuity (8)

15. Expression of

approbation (7)

16. Headings (6)

18. Cherish (5)

19. Injury (4)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 1 Transplants; 9 Leveret;

10 Their; 11 These; 12 Terrace; 13 Essays;

15 Stayer; 18 Immerse; 20 Tread; 22

Looks; 23 Leather; 24 Merrymakers.

Down: 2 Revue; 3 Nursery; 4 Petite; 5

Astir; 6 Therapy; 7 Flat denials; 8 Free

traders; 14 Someone; 16 Titlark; 17

Bedlam; 19 Riser; 21 Ether .

Quick: Across: 1 Furthermore; 9 Scallop;

10 Gamin; 11 Arson; 12 Ontario; 13

Lavish; 15 Asleep; 18 Surplus; 20 Trait; 22

Exist; 23 Evasion; 24 Undertaking. Down:

2 Urals; 3 Talents; 4 Employ; 5 Might; 6

Remorse; 7 Established; 8 Incompetent;

14 Version; 16 Set-back; 17 Assert; 19

Lithe; 21 Alien.