CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Dress up lie fool­ishly cov­er­ing a re­sent­ment (11) 10 Men scoffed af­ter ha­rangue (5) 11 Sailor saw a bit on trav­el­ling (9) 12 Al­most dis­miss anger with grad­u­ate va­cantly pro­duc­ing blas­phemy (9) 13 Like this com­piler would start to en­ter­tain di­gres­sion (5) 14 Shake head fi­nally fac­ing stranger (6) 16 Stones ad­mit­ting sex wor­ries (8) 18 Re­turn of Queen — sense over­lap­ping sam­ple record col­lec­tion (8) 20 Girl ex­celling in serv­ing, hav­ing artis­tic be­gin­nings (6) 23 Your old skinny sweet­heart (5) 24 Cov­ered empty loft be­fore go­ing into out­house (9) 26 Fail­ing that mother wisely com­pre­hends (9) 27 Black night’s be­gin­ning af­ter storm (5) 28 Clear front of Tyne Tun­nel — car’s bro­ken down (11)

DOWN

2 In­di­vid­ual Sarah and Abra­ham con­ceived orig­i­nally (5) 3 Force to ac­cept Church up­set faith­ful (7) 4 Sym­bol we see partly re­sem­ble medal­lion? (6) 5 Search small grotto and say name echo­ing (8) 6 Hinge on craft pro­vid­ing new open­ing (7) 7 Crim­i­nal group share re­spect (13) 8 With help climb­ing in­side mea­sures beams (8) 9 Get­ting din­ner and gut’s rum­bling (13) 15 In which box­ers do com­bat? (8) 17 Ter­ri­ble puns — air’s be­com­ing sort of blue (8) 19 One fleeces lambs trimmed right round a river (7) 21 Hos­pi­tal depart­ment twist­ing about in charge of in­testines (7) 22 Party tak­ing in a show (6) 25 Rent forced to be capped (5)

Thurs­day’s Puz­zle Solved

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