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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games - So­lu­tions on Mon­day

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1 Ap­proach to prison is char­ac­ter­is­tic – crim­i­nal stor­age (8,4) 9 Painter go­ing over emul­sion along walls (5) 10 Of­fi­cer gets ex­tra around White­hall depart­ment: another of­fi­cer (9) 11 Poirot fi­nally get­ting com­puter end­lessly to en­ter­tain his lit­tle grey cells (8) 12 I must follow gaunt, way-out prophet (6) 13 Stick by church, hav­ing re­jected med­i­ta­tion that one can see through (5-3) 15 Look­ing solemn, hav­ing noth­ing and left in want (6) 17 “Have pos­si­bil­ity of sim­u­la­tion” – that’s a mouth­ful (6) 18 In seedy night­clubs, ex­pert at in­ter­vals strips (8) 20 Dis­tinc­tion is un­ex­pected re­sult (6) 21 Not real light thrown on party one’s left (2-6) 24 Wear­ing dis­creet neck­wear is very pa­thetic (9) 25 Pleased haze at last is clear­ing (5) 26 In the field, one dan­ger­ous to re­ceive in scene of op­er­a­tions? I don’t know (8,4)

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1 Jumper knocks over one ves­sel after another (4,3) 2 A bolt, we hear? One may be sent away with it (1,4,2,4,3) 3 Around noon, what Ro­man put on ve­hi­cle (5) 4 Com­pen­sated as sports car comes in only one colour (8) 5 Good girl, spoilt rot­ten? (4) 6 Ex­ten­sive in­vest­ment in mal­ware lead­ing to con­flict (6,3) 7 Climber be­ing un­avail­able, I go all over the place (14) 8 From food store, can it get very tasty? (6) 14 In­tu­itive aware­ness not un­usual after a time, but no na­tive uses it (9) 16 Again go over part of church year, bring­ing back mem­o­ries (8) 17 Re­li­gious leader end­lessly tran­quil, if he speaks (6) 19 Die when cap­siz­ing ship – no joy there (7) 22 Guardian maybe cov­er­ing grand jury can­celling page (5) 23 Scrap with broad­band sup­plier? (4)

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