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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 TV per­son­al­ity about to be seen in new west­erns (10) 6 Page taken by Lis­tener ad­ver­tise­ment (4) 9 Ex­pert at court reg­u­larly de­fend­ing scoundrel? (10) 10 Just one drop­ping round for card game (4) 12 Con­ser­va­tive party, need­ing bil­lions, will back a rate in­crease (12) 15 Lit­er­ary col­lec­tion about Maine, Rhode Is­land and Cal­i­for­nia? (9) 17 Cross about flip­ping fool tak­ing prece­dence (5) 18 Old weapon found un­der set­tee is loaded just at the front (5) 19 Keen soldier in WW1 bat­tle­field? (9) 20 Dif­fi­cult to com­pre­hend Ben­gali trans­la­tion by, for ex­am­ple, Cam­bridge grad­u­ate (12) 24 Triplets oddly seen in bank (4) 25 Ros­ter as­sem­bled for vis­it­ing is­land? (6,4) 26 Welsh run­ner pro­vid­ing sus­te­nance or baby? (4) 27 Flam­boy­antly-dressed trader in city once stock­ing topqual­ity line? (6,4)

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1 Def­i­nitely not what in­ac­tive pupils want on timetable? (4) 2 Ma­te­rial help­ing make igloo warm up (4) 3 Former states­man’s to ag­i­tate briefly with South Amer­i­can, re­port­edly (12) 4 Fish found be­neath small rock (5) 5 Free ec­stasy? That’s wrong, I judge (9) 7 Top per­former man­aged first of lines in plays (7,3) 8 Fruit crum­bled onto crackers (6,4) 11 Very much con­cerned with knee, per­haps, dur­ing ex­er­cise (12) 13 Watch sa­fari par­tic­i­pant who’s not fully com­mit­ted? (4-6) 14 Ex­tremely short trips around the French palace (10) 16 Prop­erty tax in­tro­duced by a Trot­sky­ist leader (9) 21 7 works avoid­ing ex­tremes (5) 22 Places I pass, head­ing north (4) 23 Sell leather (4)

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