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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Witch whom the cat even­tu­ally crosses (6) 4 Weapon breaks ar­mistice shortly (8) 10 Brief por­tent: go about a mile in the lead (9) 11 Ru­mour one’s over­come by bou­quet (5) 12 Wretched in a ragged gar­ment (11) 14 Equip a soldier (3) 15 Span­ish girl given a whis­tle, per­haps, im­proves a bit (7) 17 Beer taken round a camp (6) 19 Sur­re­al­ist se­cures right Repub­li­can pa­per (6) 21 Time to go on at length? Not here (7) 23 Bi­ble seen by a woman (3) 24 Hurt­ful to take ad­van­tage, but very mod­ern (7-4) 26 Sauce quickly runs out (5) 27 Club, as it hap­pens, run­with leisure fa­cil­ity (9) 29 Be dazed as ac­tresses danc­ing with­out clothes ini­tially (3,5) 30 Not en­tirely prop­erly stop­ping tele­vi­sion fi­nally be­fore mid­night (6)

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1 Re­turn­ing here, maybe, trea­sure re­ceiv­ing cry from cat (8) 2 Culi­nary flavour­ing is com­bined with essence of mint (5) 3 Con­tainer, very small? Bot­tom­less (3) 5 Old set, glass (7) 6 Dis­like books, gain­ing knowl­edge in­tu­itively (4,7) 7 Con­fine com­peti­tor un­der can­vas with sev­eral bonds, po­ten­tially (9) 8 City bound­aries keep­ing man within (6) 9 Is con­cerned by sec­ond stroke (6) 13 Cook­ing co­conut tart? Get some­one else to (8,3) 16 Re­mark­ably fierce an­i­mal put in the stew (9) 18 Party faith­ful cer­tain at heart to re­gret waste (4-4) 20 Clapped-out ve­hi­cle—pos­si­bly ter­rier’s left in­side (7) 21 Take ar­ti­cle that is very con­cealed (6) 22 Plain girl, daddy’s (6) 25 Amus­ing Lib­eral peer does a turn (5) 28 Bleed­ing as con­flict cranks up (3)

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