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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Round tree, half-back charges (9) 6 Tries to throw some­one some money (5) 9 Start to prop­a­gate lie across city (7) 10 Philoso­pher makes soft sound when speak­ing (7) 11 Tall build­ing di­vided in two leaks energy (5) 13 A doc­tor be­gin­ning to use knife in emer­gency in this? (9) 14 Old-fash­ioned stone may be taken here (3-2-4) 16 Twisted round one is flex­i­bly strong (4) 18 Pro­vide fuel for such an en­gine? (4) 19 See our way to re­place back or­der (2,3,4) 22 Pen­sioner dur­ing a short rest turn­ing over to watch this? (4,5) 24 Wild an­i­mal on front of lo­co­mo­tive over cow­catcher (5) 25 Cut twice made in L’Elisir d’Amore (7) 26 En­ter the wa­ter, keep­ing whale com­pletely sep­a­rate (7) 28 Con­sol­ingly, re­peat this: I’ve done it! (5) 29 Anti-Olympic slo­gan no use, known to be bad (9)

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1 All still in front of me? Lay it on thick (7) 2 Cooked dish, long with no name (3) 3 Cu­ri­ously fade out af­ter ini­tially burn­ing (4-2-2) 4 Red­dish-brown bird seen over new area (5) 5 Quiet, flex­i­ble part of the grounds? (9) 6 Rock’s fun­da­men­tal tem­per­a­ture (6) 7 Dirt-free con­di­tion of thin de­fen­sive po­si­tion over­come by gas (11) 8 Is ris­ing, large, ex­tremely like the moon? (7) 12 Tea in­ter­val changed, to this? (11) 15 War leader soon cap­tures will­ing maiden (9) 17 Leave the road in top (8) 18 Foot­ballers nearly all fly up, most ahead of time (7) 20 Lack­ing van­ity, say, loses out (7) 21 Vote to re­duce re­serve of­fi­cers (6) 23 Check out of Saudi ter­ri­tory (5) 27 End­less op­por­tu­nity for lit­tle bounder (3)

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