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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

across 1 Mid­ship­man be­fore leav­ing is re­laxed (4-5) 6 Nag man to adopt a change of di­rec­tion (4) 8 East­ern lan­guage that’s se­cure re­port­edly (3) 9 What a com­mer­cial fish­er­man takes home? (3,8) 11 Rod’s game (5) 12 Novel joke named as a win­ner (9) 13 No quiet idle chats, they’re noisy (7) 14 Tra­di­tional cloth­ing worn in minaret (7) 16 Get Gale un­der the ta­ble? One’s there al­ready! (4-3) 18 Loud recorded beat (7) 19 Fas­tid­i­ous, hav­ing not a bit of pep­per on the joint (9) 21 Horses groomed in Basra (5) 23 School grant in time end­ing (11) 24 Bach­e­lor’s last words al­most in lan­guage de­signed for ev­ery­one (3) 25 Eng­land’s open­ing bowler dis­heart­ened in a short time (4) 26 With which a deer sees what’s hap­pened? (9) down 1 Most ex­cel­lent fa­ther starts to drop off in bar (5) 2 Don’t give up a de­spi­ca­ble per­son af­ter crit­i­cism (5,2,2) 3 Poll tree in fall, for ex­am­ple, once fine leaves lost (7,8) 4 How di­rec­tors make a film for new re­cruits (7) 5 You get more con­tented in sum­mer af­ter good half-cen­tury (7) 6 Fruit for Sir Humphrey? (8,7) 7 Ini­tially a grand short, called for sig­nif­i­cant rise (3-2) 10 Sit­ting around Land’s End, calmed down (7) 13 What’s preva­lent in the club? Go­ing to­p­less (7) 15 Engi­neer’s over­look­ing wild art­work (9) 17 Gi­ant mys­tic rock fan to con­tain trou­ble com­ing up (7) 18 Fore­fin­ger wag­ging ref ex­pressed as not ap­pro­pri­ate (7) 20 Cur­rent cuts change Ital­ian city (5) 22 Neat and kind en­gag­ing hus­band (5)

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