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The Weekend Australian - Review - - MIND GAMES -

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1 Small, mean house, some­thing for one’s digs (6) 5 De­pressed by de­feat in game, does she share with you? (8) 9 En­joy­ing one­self as long as one likes? (2,8) 10 Sound scheme to make jumpers (4) 11 Back fa­ther and mother per­haps, as such an heir (8) 12 A Dubliner, full of colour (6) 13 No ex­ploiter of an­i­mals can shortly be­come a star (4) 15 So wet, swim­ming around end of pier (8) 18 As keen reader, beam to re­ceive new work (8) 19 Ship about to be­come a na­tional sym­bol (4) 21 Cop­per for one said to show re­silience (6) 23 Best sleep cut short, party be­ing at this ex­treme? (8) 25 One used to pop (4) 26 Brecht’s ef­fect ap­pears some­thing de­cep­tive to people (10) 27 Obliged to take role in Salinger adap­ta­tion? (8) 28 Spy’s ex­tra­or­di­nary rev­o­lu­tion­ary spirit (6)

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2 The wrong di­rec­tion to cap­i­tal in a state (3,2)

3 House and grounds, or ground

(5,4) 4 Child­ishly left tree in such a state? (6) 5 Quar­ter-size fea­ture of spacetime (6,9) 6 Prayer woman raised to maiden with song (3,5) 7 Ex­tra large fun­gus (5) 8 Old city cat, one of twelve in the pound (4,5) 14 Part­ner no longer us­ing drug: crit­i­cise, but not blame (9) 16 Tak­ing a hand in fore­cast­ing, friend’s vague, about right (9) 17 Drive me into Sur­rey, to­wards my place (8) 20 Con­script Nemo, could it be?

(4,2)

22 One from Ar­gentina has

uni­form to fol­low (5)

24 Sin­ful an­i­mal? (5)

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