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Across Down
  1. Rise suddenly and set in motion (5-2)
  2. Closely placed in league (7)
  3. A time to shut up lodgings is very near (2,5,8)
  4. Stagger back and look lecherously (4)
  5. Young cat found in pool (5)
  6. Penny takes one step (4)
  7. Sign with it in front of Head (7)
  8. Finish off note with line from poem (7)
  9. Angry newspaper boss went to the other side (7)
  10. Talk foolishly about the Spanish clergyman (7)
  11. A strange plant (4)
  12. Finished with model in public (5)
  13. Hit the French politician (4)
  14. Article IV on these includes rubbish made up by journalists (3,6,6)
  15. Soldiers describe a continual round of hectic and futile activity (3,4)
  16. Movie produced in Australia (7)
  1. Shakespearean justice is superficial (7)
  2. Minutemen cannot sack an old and historic building (7,8)
  3. Raised money for someone exploited by another (4)
  4. Priest initially excited by girl’s proposition (7)
  5. Contradict European noble with hesitation (7)
  6. Bond’s boss to ring again and again (4)
  7. Girl takes 12 around almost all of an historic London building (9,6)
  8. The first fool to measure a male hawk (7)
  9. Clergyman upset son with bit of erotic poetry (5)
  10. Reflected in silence when American imprisoned by me died (5)
  11. Milliner caught earlier in idle talk (7)
  12. Assorted 13’s following princess (7)
  13. Ancient civilization’s concern with the opening of hostilities on the borders of India (7)
  14. Old printing machine operating at great speed (7)
  15. Dutch artist pursuing love of girl (4)
  16. Originally atlases showed it as a continent (4)

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