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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Tried adding a fish into stew (3,1,4) 5 Sup­port for young boxer? (4,2) 9 Fright­ful record’s men­tioned in dis­cus­sions (9) 11 String that reg­u­larly gets pulled taut (5) 12 Op­pres­sive old tyrant backed by western su­per­power (7) 13 Veg­etable samosa for starters? Re­ally good spicy snack for the most part (7) 14 Pre­vent people cov­er­ing busy road in grit (13) 16 A Tory cheers wildly, in­stalling me in cab­i­net po­si­tion (4,9) 20 Jazz artist fi­nally re­lax­ing, with broad­cast over (7) 21 Non­con­formist woman’s name re­called (7) 23 En­ti­tle­ment to hear church ser­vice (5) 24 Po­lice of­fi­cer ar­rests, say, Liver­pool fan (9) 25 Be an­noyed about chil­dren crowd­ing round (3,3) 26 Fluid – a tiny amount taken af­ter run, of course (4,4)

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1 Wild hounds bay (6) 2 Duck in­clined to have tail held high (5) 3 Dis­miss so­lic­i­tor af­ter ben­e­fit is cut (4,3) 4 Elim­i­nate dis­hon­est prac­tices in sport (6,7) 6 Wine container turned upside down, about to be binned (7) 7 Cock­ney ob­ses­sion about Lon­don’s ag­gres­sive at­ti­tude? (9) 8 Mend­ing torn night­cap (8) 10 Church in Pales­tine is un­usual place of wor­ship? (7,6) 14 Strat­egy adopted by Euro­pean Union idol, ris­ing po­lit­i­cal leader (9) 15 Daily walks not cov­er­ing kilo­me­tres in French city (8) 17 Half a pint? Son and mate drink it up (7) 18 Cool drink in pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nal (7) 19 Cre­ate new card game (6) 22 Some start a trend climb­ing moun­tains (5)

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