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ACROSS
1. The root meaning of palliative is to ______; Dumbledore’s was purple. (5)
8. 420 helps 1 down. (8)
9. Bio-wire. (5)
10. Don’t be intestate; the boy scouts will tell you to always be ______. (8)
11. It’s all about the money, honey! (7)
13. To stop something from worsening. (6)
14. Sign of life, number one. (6)
19. Physician; s/he looks inside to cure. (9)
21. Sorcery, maybe; or just a hidden 1 down. (6)
22. Wart. (7)
23. Covered in tiny projections, like your tongue. (9)
26. Be prepared for how the relatives will do this when you give them bad news. (5)
28. Death doesn’t have to be painful, even if it is ______; sure thing. (10)
30. Let them go easy, with a little help. (10)
31. The commonest symptom. (4)

DOWN
1. Constellation, crustacean, or terminal illness. (6)
2. Beforehand; directives for when you can’t speak.(7)
3. Everybody deserves to die ______. (5)
4. Healthcare that brings everyone together to deliver what the patient needs. (11)
5. Remove by cutting, scraping, or vaporising; exterminate! (6)
6. State plainly and strongly. (6)
7. Help. (3)
12. What muscles do for a living. (11)
15. What you become after you take a Nobel. Or a kidney. (9)
16. Trouble. (3)
17. Modern greeting. (2)
18. Poppy kills pain. (8)
20. Nightingale cares for very closely. (5)
24. Scientific tongue; also the clergy’s. (5)
25. Wasting in 24 down; syphilis makes it special along the back. (5)
27. Green microbe isn’t really micro. (4)
29. Eon. (3)

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