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Across

1 Outrageous! some of the gaffe bigot can say convincingly (4,2,3,3)

9 Gas found in hot central region (5)

10 Freedom of human rights organisation (7)

11 Sounds like vegetable can cause damage to the home (4)

12 Feeling of regret is returning to my French gentleman (8)

14 Small and most wicked beetle (6)

15 60% of allowance must be given before odd number in attendance (6)

18 Instructive description of retired player? – I see! (8)

20 A jar with lid removed? (4)

22 Duck endowing confusion with lack of direction (7)

23 Low level language? (5)

24 Protection found in buffet car of old train operator’s Chinese division? (12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Separate one before extreme delay (7)

3 We are inside the outside – that’s quaint! (4)

4 Bird offal condor has eaten (6)

5 It is a brownish colour without it being hidden inside his shrub (8)

6 Geographical feature of Washington (not the Eastern capital) (5)

7 Football club’s garbled report of why number 1 chant is timeless (6,6)

8 Global fly trap?  (5,4,3)

13 New war cries for teams of professional fliers (8)

16 Reply to late bidding with ostentatious opening (7)

17 Abduction in sleep is an inherent matter (6)

19 Does our director-general ever initialise a change of direction? (5)

21 Through fab tales of well-organised holidays, this organisation has set the standard! (4)