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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Cole takes lug­gage in taxi close to Brain­tree (7) 5 Poet and au­thor held by com­mies in revo­lu­tion (7) 9 Com­pound tainted iced tea brought round be­fore noon (9) 10 Last from Monkhouse joke stock (5) 11 Place in Sur­rey for one over­act­ing (5) 12 17 hero giv­ing at­ten­tion to bas­ket­work (9) 13 Award win­ner – first clue here? (8,5) 17 Agnes soused with pub wife ap­pears in spu­ri­ous comic work (9,4) 21 Prac­tised catches in the grass (9) 24 Sol­diers af­ter charge can’t stand (5) 25 Choice be­tween stem and stern for Arg­onaut need­ing a ves­sel (5) 26 Ben­e­fit to col­lect to­wards ESA men­tioned above (9) 27 Shock­ing fuss ac­com­pa­nies out­side broad­cast (7) 28 Like a bald tyre, maybe, sons twice pulled out, rock­ing lever (7)

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1 Hus­band in robe left here to wor­ship (6) 2 He com­posed sec­ond let­ter, spelled out later to pre­serve old vol­ume (9) 3 Weak in re­ces­sion, I in­tend to block ac­count (7) 4 Drink con­sum­ing Aus­tralian Harry, rack­e­teer, ris­ing writer (5,4) 5 Fine cut for com­men­ta­tors (5) 6 English-Gaelic trans­la­tion writ­ten in cou­plets (7) 7 Soak or sub­merge to ne­go­ti­ate river (5) 8 Run public house in time, and sit­u­ate va­cant couch dif­fer­ently (8) 14 Bat­ting team dis­missed com­pletely (6-3) 15 Be­ing out, have or­der picked up by neigh­bours? (9) 16 Stressed com­mand of tzar so mud­dled (8) 18 East Sea crea­ture sheds tail in Spring (7) 19 An­swer ar­rived about ex­tremely dis­cur­sive in­tel­lec­tual world (7) 20 Span­ner’s good held by new union mem­ber (6) 22 Cross-coun­try run­ners from Gos­forth are slower (5) 23 Ap­pari­tion in rel­a­tive dark­ness (5)

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