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  1. past master. PAST+MASTER (spat anag.)
  2. epic. (hidden)
  3. inter. I+NTER (rent anag.)
  4. Cleopatra. C+LEO+PAT+RA (tap rev.)
  5. heathen. (hidden)
  6. stipend. S+TIP+END
  7. indisputable. IN+DIS+PUT+ABLE (Elba rev.)
  8. thoroughfare. THOROUGH+FARE
  9. infidel. IN+FI(D)EL (life anag.)
  10. arrange. A+R+RANGE
  11. underhand. UNDER+HAND
  12. unite. UNIT+E
  13. ease. (l)EASE (ref. to 22d)
  14. retrospect. (anag.)
  1. plight. P+LIGHT
  2. satrap. S(A)TRAP
  3. marching orders. (two meanings)
  4. seconding. SE+CON+DIN+G
  5. evens. EVEN+S
  6. potherbs. P(OTHER+B)S
  7. chandler. C(HANDLE)R
  8. splinter groups. (anag.)
  9. puff adder. PUFF+ADDER
  10. attitude. (two meanings)
  11. confides. CON+F+IDES (side anag.)
  12. entire. (anag.)
  13. relent. RE+LENT
  14. lease. LEA+SE