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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Life­time is short and about to be over (5) 4 Dad is gone, “be­ing dis­traught” iden­ti­fied (9) 9 A raised hand (8,7) 10 Band of priests, like boy band, em­brac­ing pop (7) 11 A me­tal coin oddly buried by Scots­man (7) 12 Flag from castle found in ship (8) 14 Open­ing pieces of mu­sic oc­cupy us near the stage (5) 16 Start to record, play­ing the same piece of mu­sic (5) 17 Noun I’m on about — also short noun phrases (8) 19 I had re­turned fan’s present (7) 20 “Knock” and “knack” — bril­liant (7) 22 He’s mad, but Win­ner’s put out film about racism (5,4,6) 24 Roughly marked patch about to be put in out­house (9) 25 Croak­ing right into pig’s ear (5)

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1 Imag­ine guard­ing mis­sile plant (6) 2 Over pit, knock back forcibly (7,4,4) 3 Find one­self of­ten du­pli­cat­ing con­tent (3,2) 4 Risk cap­i­tal? (6,5) 5 A daugh­ter’s love for song and dance (3) 6 Prim­i­tive old lady in news, not a com­plete suc­cess (6,3) 7 Web de­signer keep­ing habit that’s un­cul­ti­vated for priest? (9,6) 8 Fan­tas­tic chap turned into un­likely de­ity (8) 11 Au­thor into rice salad, nuts, cooked with sugar (11) 13 Cream that is ap­plied to bad girl in part of hos­pi­tal (9) 15 Those bor­ing fights in­ter­rupted by com­mer­cial ma­te­rial (8) 18 Smell of sul­phur on fish (6) 21 Ra­dioac­tive ma­te­rial in in­sect trap (5) 23 It comes from vol­cano while hot (3)

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