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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Paraf­fin, for ex­am­ple, in worker’s en­clo­sure (8) 9 Fe­male sib­ling mur­dered in Scot­tish is­land? That’s not un­known (8) 10 Com­ing back lack­ing time to tour a western state (6) 11 Evan­ge­list’s lines on Scot­tish beauty queen? (10) 12 He­brew pa­tri­arch op­posed to wear­ing gar­land of flow­ers (4) 13 Get bet­ter park and su­pe­rior gym class (10) 16 Di­vine de­cree in­tro­duced by pri­estly lead­ers (7) 17 Silly rule about Euro­pean Court’s car­pet­ing (7) 20 Sur­pass old Lee and U Grant, some­how? (10) 22 Well-groomed and gen­er­ous (4) 23 Stand-offs over initiation of Rasta­far­ian hair­style (10) 25 De­pressed man with news­pa­per (6) 26 Act amorously, view­ing rings in source of gen­tle light (8) 27 Cava­lier, once — a fel­low with a record! (8)

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2 Ac­ci­den­tally pick up de­liv­er­ies in this place, say (8) 3 At­mos­phere breathed in by podgier for­eign ro­dent (7,3) 4 Girls re­tain­ing maiden name? It’s not in Un­cle Sam’s in­ter­ests (2-8) 5 Fac­tion in­spec­tor’s f1rst to in­ves­ti­gate (7) 6 Saw short­ened gar­ment? This one isn’t, surely (4) 7 Cloth of high­est grade Henry’s left for Bill? (6) 8 Beau­ti­ful youth ul­ti­mately be­com­ing a city law­maker (8) 14 How the Lower House works, hav­ing no equal? (10) 15 Sen­si­ble to di­gest books go­ing round (10) 16 Works head to head to adorn part of ves­sel (4,4) 18 Sim­plic­ity ini­tially de­tected in plant on loch (8) 19 Crisp bis­cuit and al­most all ba­nanas (7) 21 Maid’s child of mid­dle school age? (6) 24 Bathing beach yours truly would look around (4)

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