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CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

6. Pray the change

will do you

good! (7)

7. Plant that means

a great deal to

us (5)

9. Photograph - by

which a crook is

identified? (5)

10. Is it after five or

later he calls?

(7)

12. Those who enter

the services

(6-5)

14. The highest

bidder doesn’t

leave anything

behind (5,3,3)

18. Mends broken

rapiers (7)

19. Gets close to a

section of marine

arsenal (5)

21. Prepared to fight

(3-2)

22. Comment on what you see?

(7)

Down

1. May be said twice for

comfort, but not here (5)

2. Slit at the front (6)

3. Copy used in newspapers

(3)

4. A dotty thing to play with!

(6)

5. Funny moods? (7)

8. A shade less intense (7)

11. One may hear it from a

Socialist or a Conservative

(7)

13. He hangs on to the wall

(7)

15. Create disorder in a card-

game (6)

16. A cook may use a tin one

(6)

17. Travelled from Dover (5)

20. Go back - tidily? (3)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

6. Advent (7)

7. Out of bed (5)

9. Precipitous (5)

10. Slander (7)

12. Incitement (11)

14. Repetition (11)

18. Stealthy (7)

19. Slumber (5)

21. Bore (5)

22. Idiotic (7)

Down

1. Beast (5)

2. Turn aside (6)

3. Merry (3)

4. Face (6)

5. Errand (7)

8. Segregate (7)

11. Make better (7)

13. Necessitate (7)

15. Gossip (6)

16. Rectangular (6)

17. Existence (5)

20. Employment (3)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 1 Statistics; 7 Emend;

8 Friends; 10 Overture; 11 Peal; 13

Lesson; 15 Picnic; 17 Corn; 18 Cannibal;

21 Species; 22 Greta; 23 Chess-match.

Down: 1 Sieve; 2 Addition; 3 Infirm; 4

Twig; 5 Concern; 6 Recollects; 9 Salt-

cellar; 12 Midnight; 14 Screech; 16

Ransom; 19 Beech; 20 Hits.

Quick: Across: 1 Particular; 7 Expel;

8 Valiant; 10 Delegate; 11 Eden; 13

Terror; 15 Stanza; 17 Oust; 18 Well-to-

do; 21 Galilee; 22 Adorn; 23 Protracted.

Down: 1 Pupil; 2 Religion; 3 Invite;

4 Ugly; 5 Abandon; 6 Headstrong; 9

Tantamount; 12 Stalwart; 14 Rustler; 16

Geneva; 19 Ovoid; 20 Glut.