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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Near a record player, book col­lec­tion by ex­pert (8) 9 Snake a fel­low gets wife to cut tail off? (4,4) 10 Ex­cel­lent pa­pers put be­fore ex­tremely gullible old pres­i­dent (8) 11 No one per­fect, in­clud­ing leader of Tories, on re­flec­tion, is rash (8) 12 Scrap book that peo­ple use for ad­dresses (3,7) 14 Priest tak­ing an age to pen fi­nal let­ter (4) 15 An­swer given by woman about queen re­jected pre­vi­ously (7) 17 Gen­er­ally free (2,5) 21 Old rab­bit com­ing back up to scratch (4) 22 Chip in counter, bit need­ing re­place­ment (10) 23 Chap dis­re­spect­fully dam­ag­ing in­stru­ment? Flip­ping drivel! (8) 25 Sac­ri­fice fea­tur­ing in short book with Latin trans­la­tion (8) 26 Jack’s fol­low­ing in­creased in sport­ing arena (4,4) 27 Drink one daugh­ter or­dered with meal (8)

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2 Score — kick ball end­lessly af­ter game (4,4) 3 Top sport­ing as­so­ci­a­tion (8) 4 Af­ter va­ca­tions em­bat­tled dig­ni­tary will have to cir­cu­late (4) 5 Speaker’s cute ex­pres­sion mil­lions over­looked (7) 6 Feared church­man’s home is in­side cap­i­tal close to bor­der (10) 7 Hus­band I wrote about pos­sesses un­known sort of gun (8) 8 Over­whelm woman in or­der to stop cur­rent meet­ing (8) 13 Com­mit­ment ini­tially dou­bled to sup­ply a drug (10) 15 Vole orig­i­nally en­ter­ing wild area for juicy plant (4,4) 16 Get ex­cited again be­ing back ‘ome (8) 18 Cana­dian area — never-end­ing ter­rain boy vis­its (8) 19 Num­ber of fans fail to find open­ing page (8) 20 Where film may be en­joy­ing re­peated suc­cess (2,1,4) 24 Kind of rock found in part of Wales briefly (4)

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