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1 Calming drugs (9)

8 Crème de la crème (5)

9 North African country (7)

10 Fine points (8)

11 Spoil (4)

13 Mollycoddle (6)

14 Tent resident (6)

16 (Period for) cricket practice

(4)

17 Watchtower over a castle

gate (8)

19 Chicken house (7)

20 Pancake (5)

21 Impose again (2-7)

Down

1 Garden plant with pastelcoloured

flowers (5,3)

2 Pad inside a piano to

silence a note after it has

been played (6)

3 Fork-tailed relative of the

gull (4)

4 Sealed in a container from

which most of the air has

been removed (6-6)

5 Young upper-class female

living in London (6,6)

6 Scrooge (5-7)

7 Event — detail (12)

12 Outdoor eating occasion

(8)

15 Picnic basket (6)

18 Barking sound (4)

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