ACROSS

1  One chance to fifty there’ll be space for it. (7)

5  In short, courts put a sort of fine first. (7)

9  He reads, and sticks to it. (7)

10  Hearty liqueur. (7)

11  So grim for the day, they look out for people, reputedly. (5, 10)

12  Asks the dentist to put his name back in. (7)

13  Ripe as a flowering shrub. (7)

14  Their habits don’t wear well on them. (7)

17  Must ale be changed to make them charming? (7)

20  Not an army captain, but has a firm command. (7, 8)

21  What stars do in the field…… (7)

22  …….and where they fell. (7)

23  Only a quitter does this! (7)

24  Set in a different way on each side of an article. (7)

DOWN

1  What I did to them when smoke got in my eyes. (7)

2  His meat is poison to a religious man. (7)

3  Batteries usually are in this condition, when you pay for them on time. (8, 7)

4  Alice said they were so called because they lessen each day. (7)

5  ……wages, and out goes their opposite. (7)

6  He carries bar silver around. (5, 10)

7  Fancy this! You’ll find me in a broken chair. (7)

8  This land lies as I changed it. (7)

14  Used to little account. (7)

15  When one does, he must behave (and seem different). (7)

16  A virtue in modest maidens, but not in bank tellers! (7)

17  Stir it when surrounded by the small types. (7)

18  Pull out a former pamphlet? (7)

19  Master’s disturbed by matters of course. (7)