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Puzzles August 2023

Across

  • 1 At what point will he entertain new introductions? (4)
  • 3 Function with troops walking around upright (8)
  • 9 Fear pal damaged part of hat (7)
  • 10 Scottish river gets dry and worn out (5)
  • 11 Short section of intersection (5)
  • 12 Learnt about hiring (6)
  • 14 Bird swallowed by Madagascan primate (3)
  • 16 Relish alcohol (5)
  • 17 Emergency, therefore safety first! (3)
  • 18 To the Italian-Hindu goddess, it's a caustic combination (6)
  • 19 Present a flower (5)
  • 22 Motionless in casualty with torpor primarily (5)
  • 23 Eee is reportedly a city in North Africa (7)
  • 24 Diet exciting verbal dexterity (8)
  • 25 Rescue from rocky reef (4)

Down

  • 1 He grapples with sleep to get inwardly alert (8)
  • 2 Reversing mirror regrettably contributed to accident (5)
  • 4 Exploitative jerk arrived after work then left Oxford and Cambridge, perhaps (13)
  • 5 Train one in convoluted tenure (7)
  • 6 Lout was jostling criminals (7)
  • 7 Fiddle with skinhead's knick-knacks (4)
  • 8 Fruit is pronounced dull (4)
  • 13 Element in a state, unstable (8)
  • 15 Least pleasant guest struggling to take lithium (7)
  • 16 Exhaust silly threats (7)
  • 19 Welcome precipitation (4)
  • 20 Search within tennis court (5)
  • 21 Face being set up (4)

Posted in puzzles on Aug 01, 2023