sun­day times

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

across

1 Ex­pect­ing trou­ble? (7,8) 9 At­tempt to de­ceive an un­known per­son dur­ing short in­ter­val (3,2,2) 10 Write a crush­ing re­mark (3-4) 11 Strong drink at Horse’s Head (4) 12 Loved piece about early form of trans­port (10) 13 About to carry Span­ish beer back to sink (7) 15 Locks around our en­trance (7) 17 Ro­man is trapped in ex­pen­sive French city (7) 19 Leader de­parts citadel and is re­placed by Ger­man trou­ble­maker (7) 20 Stole, say, good snack (7,3) 22 Oint­ment used in herbal medicine (4) 25 Carry out ice (7) 26 Dish made from but­ter by English peo­ple (7) 27 Be­ing ba­sic geezer I try arm wrestling with dock­hand (3,4,3,5)

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1 Tie and hat re­quired to go round church (5) 2 Two guys down a shade (5,4) 3 Old let­ter in au­dio­tape (4) 4 Scots not taken in by silly peo­ple like Colum­bus (7) 5 Pick up note about show (7) 6 Young cat heard to stir bird (9) 7 Horny beast wants hilld­weller to run off (5) 8 Coun­cil fix drains and head off (9) 13 Per­son get­ting “How to cook” books takes in first of in­struc­tions (9) 14 Chat-up line I love about per­fume (9) 16 Crack fi­nally found aboard sus­pi­cious oriental ship (3,6) 18 Bigot’s an­gry pet (7) 19 One in the navy pur­su­ing nutty cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tor (7) 21 Crack unit drink in the morn­ing (1-4) 23 Well con­tains joke coins (5) 24 A hos­pi­tal takes in post­grad nurse from abroad (4)

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