1The regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale (6)
3Any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia (6)
7Be the source of pain (4)
8Characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style (10)
9Wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs (6)
10Performed with great precision (8)
11Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness (9)
13Any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb. Aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc (4)
14Biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop (4)
15Frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavouring (3-6)
18Common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool) (8)
19Force to leave (an office) (6)
21Bushy annual widely grown in China and Japan for the flour made from its seeds (6,4)
22(old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance; far (4)
23Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking (6)

24The frayed end of a length of cloth or rope (3-3)


1The public sale of something to the highest bidder (7)
2A cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root (5)
4Widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked. Anagram of Ceryle (6)
5Inflict severe punishment on (9)
6Change the arrangement or position

of (7)
12An informal party of people with hospitality for all comers (4,5)
14An embarrassing mistake (7)
16Any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica (7)
17A nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks) (6)
20(archaic) a pea or peas (5)

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