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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Play­ing pi­anis­simo soloist cov­ers right damper (10) 7 Drum­mer miss­ing old me­tal band (4) 9 Fine if caught run­ning this? (3,5) 10 Here we play or lie about (6) 11 Poor at­tempt to con­ceal rum (6) 13 Cork has a blue cot­tage (8) 14 Bloomer — type of roll round hot dog (5,7) 17 Up­set girl’s given po­si­tion (12) 20 Put cannabis on slate for joint prepa­ra­tion (3,5) 21 Leave pud­ding af­ter speech (6) 22 Soldier car­ry­ing old in­stru­ment dis­plays mus­cles (6) 23 At­trac­tive cock­ney giv­ing you clues about 6? (8) 25 Short walk and a hop (4) 26 Place in­cense in front of un­guarded hives (6,4)

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2 Earnest re­quest in­volv­ing god causes em­bar­rass­ment (8) 3 Harsh bil­lion­aire has it both ways (3) 4 Wet both sides of grayling in Asian sauce (5) 5 Boy­cott and Hobbs reg­u­larly seen with Roy­alty at this time of year (7) 6 Run down train sta­tion loses its aw­ful di­rec­tor (9) 7 Stormy Turn­ers com­bined with aw­ful tat and scrib­bles pri­mar­ily — we scoff at th­ese! (11) 8 In the end Usain Bolt is fine (6) 12 Es­sen­tial fact about deer is badly pre­sented (11)

15, 21 Vi­cious lit­tle Aussie pre­pared vast In­dian meal (9,5) 16 Barges in strange lo­ca­tions (8) 18 New England sports­man gets clap at orgy (7) 19 Post cut­ting di­rectly op­po­site wood (6) 21 See 15 24 Go off to climb this? (3)

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