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Irish Times (Simplex) Jun 27 2002

''If the cap fits, . . . . . .'' WEARIT
A French Christmas NOEL
A young chap into ballads LAD
America's Mormon state UTAH
Baby bears or foxes CUBS
Bank official or narrator TELLER
Bloody slaughter and butchery CARNAGE
Brendan Behan's autobiography: ''. . . . . . . Boy'' BORSTAL
Bury a body INTER
Caesar crossed this river in an irreversible step RUBICON
Common fuel for heavy vehicles DIESEL
Contrition for wrongdoing REMORSE
Daydream, meditation REVERIE
Disheartened, being undated DAUNTED
Equal to - like golfer maintaining average ONAPAR
Get the temporary use of, but give back BORROW
Gives in, relinquishing CEDES
Informal goodbye, sounds blithe CHEERIO
It's a car bumper in America, a fire surround here FENDER
Language of ancient Palestine, still used in Israel HEBREW
Largest island of mainland Japan HONSHU
Modern criminal who breaks into computer systems HACKER
Not many, only a handful FEW
Notation meaning without delay, fast as you can ASAP
Oscar Wilde wrote ''The importance of Being . . . . . . . '' (7) EARNEST
Overlooked offence or released from duty EXCUSED
Powdery residue from fire ASH
Presage for old announcer HERALD
Removes the skin from an orange PEELS
Ridiculous, quite nonsensical ABSURD
Sacred Egyptian beetle SCARAB
Samuel Beckett play ''Waiting for . . . . . '' (5) GODOT
Scotland's patron saint ANDREW
Self-satisfied, complacent SMUG
Shape of an egg OVAL
Ship haven or shelter HARBOUR
Shook briskly like dog's tail WAGGED
Stern and forbidding DOUR
Sticky road material for sailor TAR
Tire of a ceremony RITE
Trojan prince killed by Achilles in siege of Troy HECTOR
Vote or suffrage BALLOT
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