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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Re­sign as side loses heart in cup (9) 6 I am Richard, al­most a pro­fes­sional (5) 9 Pro­nounced let­ters badly? Re­lax! (4,3) 10 Patchy con­di­tion of fast travel lim­it­ing one (7) 11 Ger­man au­thor, a gift from heaven (5) 12 Dan­ger at sea daily re­pelled by de­tec­tives (9) 14 Mil­i­tary team in brief not forth­com­ing (3) 15 Plant pro­duces new tree ring ir­reg­u­larly (11) 17 Bring in one mak­ing end­less re­quests (11) 19 Plead, be­ing fat, to lose a lit­tle (3) 20 Spirit not for mix­ing? (9) 22 Sort of clock in marine style? (5) 24 Poet’s hur­ry­ing as battle not fin­ished (7) 26 Thanks col­lege for what one has earned (7) 27 One may be taken by doc­tor back up at col­lege (5) 28 Sun-dried grape fi­nally rot­ted, not for pick­ing (9)

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1 Imag­ine en­ergy-filled drink (5) 2 Craft boy runs in spring­time (7) 3 Ten-year strug­gle against com­puter hack­ers? (6,3) 4 Pass, wear­ing seat­belt for ex­am­ple (4,7) 5 Slipper, or (com­monly) part of one (3) 6 In my case, a sin­gle change (5) 7 Get less trick­ery, hav­ing daugh­ter in­stead of son (7) 8 Dec­o­ra­tive tech­nique one’s work­ing into iden­ti­cal copy (9) 13 Got bet­ter value fi­nally – new tai­lor-made clothes (11) 14 Check wife wig­gling part of body for politi­cian (5,4) 16 Chap pre­tends to em­brace wife’s ef­figy (3,6) 18 Like to en­ter short prom­ise to be­have – it takes the heat off (7) 19 Tool, small, I got out of bag (7) 21 Unattrac­tive com­plaint: hus­band’s red per­haps all over (5) 23 Mil­lions ap­plied thought (5) 25 An­i­mal fall­ing over in hunger (3)

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