Su­doku and chess and bridge col­umns

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Contents -

across 1 Can it crack? Par­don? (6) 4 Heart of traf­fic cop also dis­turbed by some­thing near A4 (8) 10 Dom­i­nant Nor­we­gian band pen­ning al­bum (5) 11 Se­vere pun­ish­ment’s no an­swer – ex­e­cute (9) 12 US flag drap­ing a party bound for US Air Force base (8,7) 14 I’ll be charged for early de­liv­ery (4,5) 16 Re­li­gious per­son’s de­sire to be heard (4) 18 Noth­ing to pro­mote? That’s not hard work (4) 19 One needs some­thing to write about, mind (9) 21 Po­lice­man’s ba­ton knocked out horse (6,9) 23 Top re­moved from grat­ing, so about to swing (9) 25 Pin­dar work about Greek venue (5) 26 Sales­man’s a fool to re­turn roof­ing ma­te­rial (8) 27 At­tempt to cut tree back to find shrub (6)

down 1 Brown ring left by one I don’t know (6,2) 2 Parry us­ing short sword in both hands (5) 3 No uni­form? (4,7) 5 Coun­ter­part bit me on pur­pose … ac­ci­den­tally (8,6) 6 Fully ex­pected to drink caus­tic liq­uid (3) 7 No crim­i­nal fam­ily’s har­bour­ing Euro­pean fam­ily (9) 8 Fancy bot­tles that regularly feed in bed? (6) 9 So each goes the wrong way, pre­sum­ably? (4-5,5) 13 One in des­per­ate prayer, sort of breath­ing (11) 15 Amer­i­can cops are ex­cited about ex­tremely neu­rotic strip­per (3,6) 17 70s song in mea­gre old mu­sic pub­li­ca­tion (4,2,2) 20 Best head off with­out my guide (6) 22 Clumsy writer’s put back into it (5) 24 Grass­land first, not last (3)

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