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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Mind Games -

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1 Hard-work­ing boss, devoted but pow­er­less (8) 9 4 checks care­fully car­ried out for this pur­pose? (2,2,4) 10 Weapon con­cealed by crook riskily (4) 11 With­out hes­i­ta­tion, se­rial plot ru­ined af­ter this? (7,5) 13 A maiden jump­ing from up­stairs win­dow, find­ing lover (6) 14 Funeral hymn by a Scots­man? (8) 15 Wild fish, head­ing fur­ther east, reach­ing Mediter­ranean (7) 16 Bird — rail — cur­rently seen near lake (4,3) 20 Think there’s men­tion of va­cancy in row­ing crew (8) 22 Rock plants orig­i­nally found near Bed­ford­shire town (6) 23 Ger­man writer pens long hair-rais­ing tale (5-7) 25 Em­ployee en­coun­tered re­cur­ring pres­sure (4) 26 Most im­por­tant day­time sleep cut short … in such sur­round­ings? (8) 27 Fleecing cus­tomers ul­ti­mately lead­ing to ju­di­cial in­quiry (8)

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2 Ver­bally at­tacked fel­low about in­hal­ing pot (6,2) 3 Police com­mis­sioner fi­nally en­ter­ing nick, af­ter police in­spec­tor’s re­port (12) 4 Clearly prof ig­nor­ing PR lessons (2,6) 5 Re­ally fa­mous 21 wear­ing short gar­ment from In­dia (7) 6 A sin­gle live broad­cast stirred up Euro­pean re­gion (6) 7 Re­port of dis­charge in river (4) 8 Re­lat­ing to a part of class ex­am­i­na­tion? (8) 12 The French can lodge in one area of Paris (5,7) 15 Re­bel­lion forc­ing Uzbek­istan’s leader to go to the front (8) 17 Wine bot­tles from meal Paul cooked (8) 18 One hunts in for­est with­out no­mads be­ing dis­turbed (8) 19 Peo­ple who dis­crim­i­nate are gripped by ex­tremes of stub­born­ness (7) 21 End­less stuff about fe­male Olympic com­peti­tor? (6) 24 Bird, one go­ing over Bri­tish Isles (4)

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