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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

across

1 Many thou­sands of shakes? (1,5,2,7) 9 Bat­tle of lo­cal against royal house­hold (9) 10 In train­ing, a way to get stick (5) 11 Hit flip­ping agree­ment break­ing Cameron? (6) 12 Walk­ing slowly with son to go fish­ing (8) 13 Not all bar­gain on gits re­turn­ing head­dress (6) 15 It’s ob­vi­ous one must en­ter Mr Uni­verse con­test? (8) 18 Swim­mer Spooner’s said to be­lieve lovely (8) 19 Out­law thanks male, an ag­gres­sive lit­tle sort (6) 21 Some hard ex­er­cise maybe why one’s hun­gry on hike (2,6) 23 Hus­band with sex ap­peal lad chats up (4,2) 26 City gent bring­ing in one pound (5) 27 Ir­reg­u­lar old lady new union sa­loon lets in (9) 28 Thief drops these off a dusty Land Cruiser (4,2,3,6)

down

1 Not one to trust a dodgy man with a salty wife? (1,3,3) 2 Num­ber with ha­tred for dec­i­mal­i­sa­tion? (5) 3 Scolded Tory leader started to snub sum­mit (6,3) 4 Love drink? Must turn up for work (4) 5 A Democrat with dull rou­tine writ­ten up in Ex­press 24hrs ago? (8) 6 Coun­try friend from the Sun­der­land area? (5) 7 Saint bent out of shape and not hav­ing it? (9) 8 Strat­a­gem that’s rather triv­ial in hear­ing (7) 14 Pale girl up­set about quiet chap on the fid­dle? (9) 16 Still up­set in parts where one might find rum? (9) 17 Hope­ful when old Rover briefly bears north (8) 18 En­ergy sup­pli­ers’ loads go up dur­ing par­ties (7) 20 Mail reg­u­larly tends to be sorted in Out­look (7) 22 Texan dwelling on Democrat di­vid­ing county (5) 24 Cure and cause of a cough? (5) 25 Expression of sur­prise about yours truly’s birth­place? (4)

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