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BYLINE TIMES CROSSWORD #19set by Dr DivaMay 2022

Across

  10  Soldier saying Penny didn’t quote him verbatim (11)

  11  Husbands leave both time and display areas for us (9)

  13  Completely useless, being unexpectedly sootier after scrubbing back (6)

  14  Account of terrible battle two thirds redacted (9)

  15  Glen’s farewell to Ancient Rome (4)

  16  Item used for cooking crumble that’s packed with some patisserie filling (10)

  19  Perhaps composer scattered rice around light fitting (10)

  20  Take Saracen ring back to games hall (8)

  21  Doctor analysed lung a long time ago in Scotland (4,4,4)

  23  Without giving it much thought, truant didn’t like empty levity (6-8)

  25  Weakest player untried in midfield (4)

  27  Abuse of rules about withdrawing drug (4)

  28  Studies Party before politics or economics, for instance (6,8)

  31  Sailor’s tool has renovated mineral tip (12)

  33  Young lad’s almost had enough to eat (8)

  34  Downcast fellow has lost status (10)

  36  Old-fashioned hand out results in fair arrangement for Americans (6,4)

  37  Colour of garnet essentially (4)

  38  Have success with clips incorporating small safety devices (9)

  40  Every couple opening launderettes valued borrowing basin (6)

  42  Like seagulls, we kicked around the centre of Mansfield (3-6)

  43  Our Geordie boy cleared out set of American contest (5,6)

Down

    1  Mounting trouble bottling strong wines with a particular kind of pest (9)

    2  Rail use starts to decline – a disappointing outcome (4)

    3  Rochester initially experiences awkward minutes in every hour (10)

    4  Being sensitive to colours, discontented Cornish idealist beginning to nod off after taking pot (12)

    5  Tree stolen from landscape architect (4)

    6  Oddly Paul starts fight involving chavs’ first boozy night out (3-5)

    7  Sync dance with a deceptively controlling power (10)

    8  Come clean, having no higher qualification (1,5)

    9  Kind of good sense (4-7)

  12  Weapons of people who clean up the joint? (7-7)

  17  Surprisingly Blair will shave head for English reactionary (9)

  18  Arranged, in a magisterial way, to make things fairer (14)

  22  Southern Indian revolutionary director cried (9)

  24  Fix one’s own computers as a hobby? (2-2-8)

  26  Sensible instruction to journalist to prepare himself mentally (11)

  28  Smell of disgrace, having sacked Conservative leader before court date (10)

  29  Turn a smile into a way of not taking sides (10)

  30  Crow used up energy contained in fat farmer’s crop (5,4)

  32  Means of keeping quiet and still in the middle of motorways (8)

  35  Advantage of redundancy money? (6)

  39  Reduce group (4)

  41  It indicates the action of a cadaver being gutted (4)