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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

across 1 Self-con­trol of un­for­tu­nate cap­tive held by Western ruler (9) 6 Cap­i­tal I in­vested in fur­ni­ture (5) 9 He and his part­ner are char­ac­ters on the ra­dio (5) 10 Notic­ing bach­e­lor fol­low­ing old maid, say (9) 11 New part re­built in North Sea port (7) 12 In­spire brother with Euro­pean ar­ti­cles (7) 13 Crim­i­nals that might be set free in court (14) 17 His grand­son’s play has one more part than his (5,3,6) 21 For ex­am­ple, Al­ge­rian one im­pris­oned in a French jail (7) 23 Per­son tak­ing what’s left, ul­ti­mately be­ing less pro­duc­tive (7) 25 Small re­duc­tion in de­grees lim­it­ing in­tro­duc­tion of higher ed­u­ca­tion (9) 26 Im­plied lead­ers in Times are con­ser­va­tive in tone (5) 27 It may be used in ap­proach that’s a piece of cake (5) 28 Feath­ers ruf­fled in row, in­deed (9) down 1 A new card in­volved in steps taken be­fore en­gage­ment (3,5) 2 Drunk, one’s within it? On the con­trary (5) 3 Demon­strat­ing kind of ad­van­tage over ex­am­iner (9) 4 Very large spec­i­men, as re­lated by an­gler? (7) 5 Lu­di­crous anger about part of the same is­sue (7) 6 Tem­po­rary power play that’s cer­tainly con­tain­ing guer­ril­las, ini­tially (5) 7 Per­son who im­i­tates, per­haps, less out­stand­ing king (9) 8 A new leit­mo­tif, mainly for cho­ral work (6) 14 Elec­tri­cally dan­ger­ous, it’s dis­cov­ered (9) 15 In in­con­clu­sive road test we mis­treated ve­hi­cle (3-6) 16 El­e­gant style of boy tour­ing Afghan city (8) 18 Scheme to gen­er­ate money one to­tally en­joys at last (7) 19 Started to fight, be­ing com­mit­ted to union (7) 20 Lacked ex­pe­ri­ence, turn­ing up in city (6) 22 De­ter­mined to get ar­ti­cle from Paris (5) 24 Some in Tijuana choose this snack (5)

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