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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

across 1 Some plas­tic sur­geon per­haps to op­er­ate – one place to rest back (5,4) 6 He passed on slan­der about thick skinned film star (5) 9 Beach gar­ment one goes on tak­ing to the clean­ers, shrunken (7) 10 Ro­dent emerg­ing from mould round re­treat­ing flood de­fence (7) 11 Note lawyer’s sus­pi­cion: mil­lion­aire’s bent? (5,5) 12 Red light quar­ters to the west in Ver­acruz town­ship (4) 14 Writ­ers of old se­ries of Dy­nasty listed (5) 15 With sexy cloth­ing, could new Queen take cen­tre stage? (4,5) 16 Ex­pect­ing hus­band, be­set by sca­bies, to be cov­ered in rash (4,5) 18 A Vat­i­can jour­nal­ist per­haps made bow? (5) 20 One in an­cient rank (4) 21 Agent with bloke vis­it­ing de­liv­ers car­pets (10) 25 Man get­ting drunk from play about Bri­tish prison (4,3) 26 Over­come by speed­ing and bloom­ing park­ing fine! (7) 27 Brought back from the French King shields (5) 28 Eater of odd bits of guava orally in­fected (5,4) down 1 Bit of dope mon­i­tor­ing unit at first trace com­ing north (5) 2 Thus af­ter air bom­bard­ment, per­haps, de­stroyed by drone (4-3) 3 Cause of power cut some­thing to do with acid on rod (4,6) 4 China lamp re­moved from case, with one crack (5) 5 Yield­ing end of road in which I’m look­ing up res­i­dent (9) 6 One who’s fetch­ing re­ceiver to screw up (4) 7 Piece re­port­edly some­thing sent as three dashes? (7) 8 In­tent on col­lege course, per­haps, with year away serv­ing in the field? (3,2,4) 13 Old es­tate could be sold as this fan­tas­ti­cally smart place (5,5) 14 Re­vers­ing de­cay, is no longer in­volv­ing false teeth specialist (3,6) 15 Am­bas­sador I’d say, Euro­pean, em­braced by Greek philoso­pher (9) 17 Land in fi­nan­cial dif­fi­culty af­ter pick­ing up place for re­tire­ment (4,3) 19 Set­ting of words to mu­sic so long af­ter may (7) 22 With space hop­per I’m lost for words (5) 23 Novel view of sea in Ital­ian city (5) 24 Old war hero Time jour­nal­ists in East End lis­tened to (4)

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