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Each answer can be found by adding or subtracting one letter from the previous answer, or if the same number of letters, a straight anagram.

1.Thick, sweet, clear liquids used in making food sweet, making medicines, and making explosives. (Plural) (10)
2.A word used in signing off a letter when you know the person you are addressing. (9)
3.Part of a gun... or an exhaust. (8)
4.Lays or leans in comfortable position. (8)
5.(American spelling) - A document showing that you have official permission to carry out a specific activity (7)
6.Rejects (8)
7.A plant based oil used in varnish for wood finishing, as a pigment binder in oil paints, and as a plasticiser and hardener in putty. (7)
8.A soldier with rank below that of a commissioned officer. (8)
9.Gave off a sparkling or lustrous reflection from a polished surface, or water (9)
10.A young plant, but not a cutting (8)

quiz kindly submitted by Fraenulum on 29th November 2020