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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Row of fu­tons, per­haps, ac­com­mo­dat­ing men yawn­ing a lot? (5,5) 6 Cut chap­ter at start of work (4) 9 Cleric work­ing along­side is­lan­der (5,5) 10 Small drink for pet? (4) 12 One very old clas­si­cal scholar, out­wardly a loner? (12) 15 Starter in­cludes firm, ini­tially ten­der, steak (9) 17 Bank in­vests grand in dy­namic Asian econ­omy (5) 18 Re­sis­tance leader helps in for­ays (5) 19 Old of­fice worker ran out of time un­ex­pect­edly (9) 20 Mistress maybe hav­ing no front teeth ate thus? (3,2,3,4) 24 Welsh­man re­pulsed scoundrel af­ter re­mov­ing hat (4) 25 Team head­ing off fight, say, in play­ground (10) 26 Look round part of castle, want­ing board and lodg­ing (4) 27 Par­tic­u­lar film maker shot one se­rial, first in Tech­ni­color (10)

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1 Pack up sec­ond-rate tur­key (4) 2 Small an­i­mal fi­nally brought un­der con­trol (4) 3 As writer, achieve com­par­a­tively lit­tle dur­ing in­sur­rec­tion (5,7) 4 Move slowly, ini­tially turn­ing right on main road, then left (5) 5 Ex­tremely cold potato dish pro­vided dur­ing cel­e­bra­tion? Not half (9) 7 Master of fox­hounds, so to speak, in Cam­bridgeshire lo­ca­tion (10) 8 As­sis­tant to pi­anist? That’s ex­cit­ing work (4-6) 11 With­out hes­i­ta­tion, ac­tors made merry in his­tor­i­cal pro­duc­tion (7,5) 13 Dis­cover brother stuck in tree, suf­fer­ing (10) 14 Band in­tro­duces lead­ing pair of tenors when re­veal­ing show (10) 16 What’s regularly of­fered by cou­ple in par­lia­ment? Hos­pi­tal­ity (4,5) 21 Ex­tremely se­vere car­di­nal maybe turn­ing up for re­li­gious cer­e­mony (5) 22 Evil guy gob­bles up fruit (4) 23 The oth­ers take exam again, but not I (4)

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