sun­day times 963

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Silly old lady and cur­rent old man com­ing back (6) 5 Di­lute the fruit regularly through clean­ing (8) 9 Old PM is with artist open­ing shop (8) 10 I no­tice colour as­so­ci­ated with In­dian na­tive (6) 11 Promised time off in the af­ter­noon (4,8) 13 River runs through rabbi’s lo­ca­tion (6) 14 Ab­sence of grav­ity, or term de­scrib­ing it (8) 16 Sweet lozenge turned into cir­cu­lar shape (8) 18 Cheap beer, see? (6) 19 You and I are barely talk­ing (12) 22 Imag­ine not start­ing cryptic puz­zle (6) 23 It may cre­ate space over goal (8) 24 Drink bot­tles use up hot sap (8) 25 Many stars pos­si­bly camp out­side Amer­i­can air­port (6)

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2 En­thu­si­as­tic duck? No, not duck (4) 3 Hole in rock­like ma­te­rial — con­crete? (9) 4 Sud­denly new city (as of 2002) (7) 5 Be­fore in­come tax, this is what po­lice heard about (11,4) 6 Petty crim­i­nal may be up for it — sex in cus­tody (7) 7 Blue? No time to talk (5) 8 Cop­per comes in to ar­rest dif­fer­ent rel­a­tive (10) 12 End­less praise has church make a fresh start (10) 15 Trucker Ed­die’s elected to carry fuel (3,6) 17 Sec­re­tary’s learned to make progress (7) 18 Small sphere or cir­cle? (7) 20 Close to — half­way there — death? (5) 21 Type of ca­ble, about 57% flat­ter (4)

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