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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Shake break­fast food bowl (8) 5 Out­fit ab­sorbs union co­er­cion (6) 10 Some­thing fishy about for­mer W In­dian bats­man – sus­pect trick­ery (5,1,3) 11 Fast driver in lux­ury car gets round one (5) 12 Rain god re­jected by Richard Nixon? Not en­tirely (5) 13 Brutish type seen in a cou­ple of pubs and in a mess (9) 14 Erik, say, in profit did har­vest (8,2) 17 What re­ally shouldn’t be brought back in Aberdeen academy? (4) 19 Pre­pare to swal­low Tory cut (4) 20 Duff Amer­i­can meets one of his for­mer pres­i­dents — noth­ing comes out (5,5) 23 Nice fel­lows in Europe cap­ti­vated by Ar­gen­tinian foot­baller and son (9) 25 Han­dle small piece with only two tenors (5) 27 A le­gal ac­tion cut short in open courts (5) 28 Laver’s hit out in play (3,6) 29 There’s dope in the repub­lic (6) 30 For­mer PM’s word­play is not so­phis­ti­cated (8)

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1 Could be one with large pub­lic trans­port fleet in street di­ver­sion (7) 2 Ad­vanced study’s hard for Rex in front (5) 3 Mid­dle East­ern leaves, sel­dom made full of beans? (8) 4 Can­cel credit in sub­scrip­tion (5) 6 Repub­lic for­merly passed over pro­fes­sional racket (6) 7 Mex­i­can dish is a pound in new ha­cienda (9) 8 A litre hav­ing been put away, sup­press rum (7) 9 Archer for one has suc­ceeded with novel rat­ings

(4,4)

15 Ty­coon’s cap­i­tal be­hind hous­ing firm: he should

look af­ter it (9) 16 As­sess girl with a lute im­promptu (8) 18 Not work­ing a full week, pour out gin put up (4-4) 19 What comes ini­tially with CD is a bar­gain (7) 21 Ad­vances un­re­lated is­sue (7) 22 Anger on mo­tor­way – you can’t be­lieve it! (6) 24 Who should have notes in the right or­der? (5) 26 Walk wearily from ve­hi­cle park­ing (5)

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