1The tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth (4)
3Pitching dangerously to one side (4)
6Pleasing to the sense of taste (5)
10A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite (9)
11An opposing military force (5)
12 The United States of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (7)
13Bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles (7)
14The periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon (4)
16Separate into parts or portions (6)
18A case for containing a set of articles (3)
21(folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous (3)
22Become invisible or unnoticeable (6)
23Hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella (4)
25The third day of the week; the second working day (7)
27A mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278- 1918) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century (7)
29Similar to the colour of fresh grass (5)
30Spur on (9)
31The name of a work of art or literary composition etc. (5)
32Fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown

about in the air (4)
33The organ of sight (plural) (4)


1A written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications (9)
2Any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails (5)
4A copy that is represented as the original (9)
5(music) the speed at which a composition is to be played (5)
6The decade from 1920 to 1929 (8)
7Tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing (9)

8A toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand (plural) (2-3)
9Incapable of compromise or flexibility (5)
15Distinctly separate from the first (9)
17An occurrence of something (9)
19A juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity (plural) (9)
20(law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved (8)
24An important question that is in dispute and must be settled (5)
25Closely constrained or constricted or constricting (5)
26Production of a certain amount (5)
28Poised for action (5)

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