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Cryptic Crossword 22 by Cincinnus


crossword puzzle

Across

Many a bird is yellow (6)
Get away with a red card in a bold venture (8)
10 Shakespeare's 16 is skin-deep (7)
11 Vain American leader in extremis? Not so! (7)
12 Originally arithmetic, like sums originating in addition (4)
13 Something needed for dinner I get in mess (10)
15 Cut grand definitive half circles (6)
16 Magistrate's reply to query "Ice and lemon?" perhaps (7)
20 Wife of Theseus - had pear shape (7)
21 You look for an audience in the country (6)
24 Shrewd boss had a yen for an envelope (4-6)
26 Ancient city knocked over by a stone (4)
28 County inspector (7)
29 To the French what, in the main, is a tree? (7)
30 Sick seed said to be seedy? (8)
31 Services provided by the common people (6)

Down

Chief of Staff dismisses Russians (8)
Institutionalised economist (4,5)
Serpentine swimmers plunged in somewhere else? (4)
Settle in quadrangle at college (6,2)
Aged loquacity in aged one-act play (10)
Beer bottle emptied in tree (5)
Fake concealed by skiers at Zermatt (6)
Birds without were first within (5)
14 Revolutionary takeover involving quiet female Hero of the Soviet Union (10)
17 Trick panel provided for magicians (9)
18 Material a publication has to pass over (8)
19 Cautious listeners of 1939-45? (3,5)
22 Agent accepting legislation that's imperfect (6)
23 Virgil's first language: poetry (5)
25 Island with Saxon settlement (5)
27 The colour of a California quail (4)