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BYLINE TIMES CROSSWORD #9set by Dr DivaJuly 2021

Across

    1  Final dinner date just prior to Easter? (6,8)

    8  In the present circumstances, warts and all technology crashes (2,2,2)

  12  I’ll change current colour (5)

  13  Alcoholic leaves tipsily, holding flag all the way (8)

  14  Something baked using water from the Seine, perhaps, after putting label on back (6)

  16  Choose one method of being stranded (4,4 )

  17  HQ of small retailer of children’s beds with three feet? (8,4)

  18  Dr Diva’s central number for cash prize (5)

  19  The basic details? Assaults, then scarpers (4,3,5)

  25  More than one case of “Use it!” failing (5)

  26  Rap, rock and fast footmovement (3,5)

  27  Cliff is Scotland’s foremost coach (4)

  30  Follow piece about being copper as a treat (3,7)

  31  Fault caused by disagreement opposing footpath (4,6)

  33  ‘6’ overturned when batting in Chester-le-Street, maybe (4)

  34  Georgia takes car back to Lawrence to assemble throttle (8)

  35  Parsons get rid of additional information about attack (5)

  38  Favela mob set unusually flexible schedule (7,5)

  39  Starting price to install toilet in boat (5)

  42  Well-judged instruction to remove all but the blind? (5-7)

  45  Unharmed, like UK post Indy Ref 2? (4-4)

  47  Undeniably popular action (6)

  48  Failure to drop off Simon in a building (8)

  49  Hate removing lead from metal (5)

  50  Got it! By the sound of it, you’re a stinker (6)

  51  Casually knight a few guys in celebration (3,6,5)

Down

    1  Electronic claim stirred up hostility (6)

    2  Peacekeeper’s diminished, except if… (6)

    3  …Government’s told to order alternative transport (12)

    4  Treatments put pathetic ruse to rights (12)

    5  Count on demonstrating the way to go (4)

    6  Organisational way countryside constrains unwanted city traffic from the outset (10)

    7  Give apprentice more than enough cover (5)

    9  Stalls next to supports (6,2)

  10  The briefest thank you letter (5)

  11  Killing a living creature is, above all, unbearable (4-10)

  15  Function of gold’s irrelevant for animals (5)

  20  Imagine Jesus (having lost his head) being locked in church room (8)

  21  Identify where novice takes over from Viscount commencing singing exercise (8)

  22  Highly effective salesperson? (7,7)

  23  Fight for females’ rising inheritance against writer (8)

  24  Nanny’s condition causes waste (8)

  28  He selects ape potentially to track event (12)

  29  The urbane going urban? (3-5-4)

  32  Donkey’s reared outside, smelly and fed up (7,3)

  36  Talented nerd has to half-heartedly bugger off with a cry of horror (8)

  37  High tide disrupted  the capital of Finland before (5)

  40  Demanding time to call about 4th July (6)

  41  Upheld agent’s Cambridge Uni grant (6)

  43  Senior footballer’s first-half dismissal (5)

  44  Devotee of Jesuits essentially moving back-to-front (5)

  46  Was familiar with the origins of kindergarten nurse’s extreme workload (4)