Last Week’s Cryptic

The Saturday Paper - - Contents | The Week - MUNGO Mac­CAL­LUM is the au­thor of The Good, the Bad & the Un­likely: Aus­tralia’s Prime Min­is­ters.

ACROSS

1. Re­gur­gi­tate rub­bish fish – and get a medico (6)

4. Pay­back for un­for­tu­nate rare slip (8)

9. Good man with su­pe­rior com­edy style (5-2)

11. Sounds like sneezes, and what you need for them (7)

12. Run Aus­tralian 500 with two in­di­vid­u­als – they run from the cen­tre to the cir­cum­fer­ence! (5)

13. Ter­ri­ers found in the at­mos­phere of English val­leys (9)

14. Po­lice chief – a snake! (10)

16. Pelt small fam­ily (4)

19. Belt small re­mains (4)

20. 1000 rise in the pavil­ion (10) 22. Three di­rec­tions to the ac­tors

with the French port city (9) 23. Rad­i­cal sound­ing tour­ing

sched­ule (5)

25. Warn­ing: sup­port needed for

the front of the beast (7)

26. Wrecked ves­sel, small amount, then zero – an in­sid­i­ous drug (7)

27. Spot drunks (8)

28. Public­ity open­ing on the

way (6)

DOWN

1. Hell around tough re­gions (9) 2. Veg­etable singed, we hear (5) 3. A sun­dial for the vet­eran?

(3-5)

5. In­ter­net meant trou­ble – but it pro­vides amuse­ment (13) 6. Dwell about the team (6)

7. Old money, five – fifty with a small car or a Greek feed! (9)

8. Leans and rolls (5)

10. Re­sist se­duc­tion – drama in­com­pre­hen­si­ble! (4,4,2,3) 15. Fa­ther’s weapons used for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion (9)

17. Dug end­less – just beat the op­po­si­tion (6,3)

18. Cites a source, like about writer (8)

21. Run fast, work past im­pu­dence

(6)

22. Note found in the mid­dle of lift­ing a heavy weight – Jack Sprat’s diet (2,3)

24. One French, 150 English – it’s

rel­a­tive! (5)

So­lu­tion next week

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