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BYLINE TIMES CROSSWORD #14set by Dr DivaDecember 2021

Across

  10  Reliable pairs of cohabitants (11)

  11  City representative involved in breaking phone at new hospital (5,4)

  13  Discarded stuff from morning-after courses (6)

  14  Irresponsible attack on dwarf? (4-5)

  15  State out loud one’s in debt to woman (4)

  16  Manages payments by phone before making toys (10)

  19  Previously unknown woman’s inclined to be overly complicated (10)

  20  Police assistant’s in favour of dossier on radical leader (8)

  21  Reticent duo let mayhem unfold (5-7)

  23  Do some plants like people with aspirations? (6,8)

  25  Look both ways (4)

  27  Tropical plant discovered in Qatar originally (4)

  28  Dealing with assets for work places (7,7)

  31  RAF rioter, for example, thrown right into cooler (12)

  33  Subject to some of service provider’s humour (8)

  34  Now project’s run for speculator (10)

  36  Concerned with food from a tree? Not like French commentary! (10)

  37  Tyrant upsets army centre (4)

  38  Cloud all over the place, Oct-Feb, USA (9)

  40  Huge number surrounding ancient Peruvian container (3,3)

  42  Means of transmitting data about time in front of the box? (9)

  43  Don’t earn enough to run a Tesla, perhaps? (11)

Down

    1  Determined a way to balance (9)

    2  Bird starts to intermittently breed in Somerset (4)

    3  Very nearly flipping sick, with pests infesting pasta (10)

    4  Plant reportedly not as good after a standard disease initially (12)

    5  Tremendous retrospective article on treasure (4)

    6  Gradually reduce damage on holiday (4,4)

    7  Every other fulsome apology totally ruined by having many binding commitments (10)

    8  The latest on gang’s origin (6)

    9  We needn’t use rent to make something sugar-free (11)

  12  Strange succession of images coming from a mishap at organ transplant (14)

  17  Poorly as a result of rancid sauce (3-6)

  18  Return of naive curiosity (6,8)

  22  Very restricted by best answer (3-6)

  24  Forces people who’ve retired to sound like old vicars? (2-10)

  26  He heard Arabs angrily dismissing a tailor from America (11)

  28  Close ties to circus equipment (10)

  29  Student centre I disrupted at the end of program (10)

  30  Alter bottom limit (9)

  32  Having become thinner, artist polished without, I’m told, kneeling initially (8)

  35  Hesitation accepting composer’s means of making money (6)

  39  Top quality tutu allegedly cut in half with each bit halved again (1,3)

  41  Bread a granny ate (4)