The Cryptic

The Saturday Paper - - Portrait -

ACROSS 1. Rollover for bank due – squab­ble over re­fried veg­eta­bles! (6,3,6)

9. Pass­ing in let­ters, per­haps – a kind of pro­tec­tion (5,4) 10. Shake­speare’s fairy, real one – un­real! (5)

11. Con­cern­ing weight, place an­other car­tridge in the breech (6)

12. Re­mark­ably ag­ile, Win­ton som­er­saults at the end of al­low­able longevity (3,5)

13. Ha­rass car­niv­o­rous

mam­mal (6)

15. Pop­u­lar young sib­ling run­ning – brook no re­fusal! (6,2) 18. Princess’s hair causes anx­i­ety (8)

19. Crit­i­cises re­port of Calvin­ist John (6)

21. Old city, English, fol­lows

me­dia – a com­pelling force! (8) 23. Swamp church, 500 hemmed

in (6)

26. Mark – good man, Australian,

pop­u­lar (5)

27. Leave sum­mit about ship –

now pub­lish! (2,2,5)

28. Reck­less Mor­mons risk dare – but they’re de­lib­er­ately mis­lead­ing! (5,3,7) DOWN 1. Spon­sor game – sec­ond, but it can pro­vide com­fort and relief! (4,3)

2. Fight with Brother Tool (5) 3. Lis­ten –Deighton, Amer­i­can lawyer, close by (4,2,3)

4. A fish jelly (4)

5. As­sid­u­ous man from Ti­morLeste (8)

6. Shrink a bird? (5)

7. Strange gi­ant mice – puz­zling (9)

8. Potas­sium and oil spilled with tem­per­a­ture run­ning could be heavy! (7)

14. Dare­devil chal­lenges road speed (9)

16. Pop­u­lar new cas­tle – the queen and the hote­lier! (9) 17. Star gone missing – he was wait­ing for Godot! (8)

18. Stops sit­ting and throws out (7)

20. Per­verts are un­happy

win­ners (7)

22. Di­rec­tions for hear­ing,

per­haps (5)

24. Un­usual decor – it’s about

be­liev­ing! (5)

25. Australian cat – very small (4)

So­lu­tion next week

MUNGO MacCAL­LUM is the au­thor of The Good, the Bad & the Un­likely: Aus­tralia’s

Prime Min­is­ters.

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