CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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Across

5. See 15

8. I go to blab about it hav­ing to be in­cluded in the mu­sic (9) 9. See 12 Down

10. Dippy seas may cause in­di­ges­tion (9)

11. Said “Are you into Dun­geon & Dragons?” or Euro­pean fish (4) 13. Send out and back me to it (4) 14ac & 22dn. The ones from China and Turkey could alert you to dan­ger (3,5)

15 & 5ac. Got dried off but had it .... (3,5)

16. .... so many have a rest on the dirt (4)

19. It is down to change and up to get ready (4)

23. They yield to the wishes with drugs, Neil (9)

24. See 13 Down

25. Close at hand but a bor­der that is im­mense I heard (9) 26. The acupunc­ture li­cense was a bit of a blast from the past (5)

Down

1. An ap­pli­ance that works like your stom­ach (4,9)

2. The sailor was ac­cus­tomed to be­ing mal­treated (6)

3. The lift mu­sic came via plumb­ing fix­tures (5)

4. Act­ing as a rea­son Don’s not scan­dalous (6)

5. Prise out de­posi­tary now! (5) 6. The prej­u­dice of the gun­ner from Cam­bridge is much ini­tially (6)

7. The Dan­ish leader is at­ten­tive then he is not (13)

12dn & 9ac. Where ships will be well above the wa­ter­line (3,5)

13dn & 24ac. Re­verse ge­netic engi­neer­ing by Graeme Smith ini­tially (who gets harsh rep­ri­mand) pro­duces food cov­er­ing (3,5)

17. Right be­hind tale he con­cocted (2,4)

18. In the south of the USA he is a good one (3,3)

20. Do­mes­tic ser­vice never dis­cov­ers what will make you vomit (6)

21. At the end of April the Ital­ian gets ac­count for the flower (5)

22. See 14 Across

Yes­ter­day

Across: 1. Punter, 4. My­opic, 9. Own goal, 10. Linen, 11. Olga,

12. Go-to, 13. Awe, 15. Newt, 16. Gems, 19. Pug, 21. Pomp, 22. Hero,

24. Ecole, 25. Skit­tle, 26. Scenes, 27. De­scry.

Down: 1. Pho­tog­ra­phers, 2. Non­agon, 3. Egos, 5. Yel­lowed, 6. Panda,

7. Con­fec­tionery, 8. Blood, 14. Two-piece, 17. Scep­tic, 18. Amiss,

20. Glove, 23. Sire.

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