CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS 1 Pay for short dance with King Kenny Dal­glish? (10) 6 Check what snooker player does in re­tire­ment (4) 10 Group botch thefts every now and then (5) 11 One re­lates to race run badly (9) 12 Shal­low char­ac­ter in­volved in leak (4-4) 13 Place to sit dur­ing oc­cu­pa­tion (5) 15 Straight post (7) 17 Lis­tener partly un­rav­elled a mur­der (7) 19 Ex­am­ine pres­sure get­ting into cricket? (7) 21 Town with too much (7) 22 Dance that’s hot stuff (5) 24 Not great play­ing, as planned (2,6) 27 Ex­ces­sively keen on pe­riod en­cap­su­lated by Queen (9) 28 Rel­a­tive’s reg­u­larly in­side church (5) 29 Af­ter short time, de­mand some­thing to do (4) 30 Boss, cun­ning, se­cur­ing prom­is­sory note with due dili­gence (10) DOWN 1 Set up Bolt for run (4) 2 Kiss tu­tor work­ing in Borders (9) 3 Don’t de­clare staff (5) 4 Su­perla­tively ex­ten­sive and some­what pop­u­lar ges­ture (7) 5 One ab­scond­ing from English un­der­min­ing French art head (7) 7 Mid­lands banker runs to fill tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion (5) 8 Ac­tors in the­atre pro­moted pre­vi­ous show at first (10) 9 Im­pres­sive within, like some churches (8) 14 Shave one’s head but stop too soon? (3,2,5) 16 Woolly mat­ter in re­tire­ment home? (4,4) 18 Up­set ever wiser crit­ics (9) 20 Or­well’s sort of po­lice? That’s an idea (7) 21 Turned out dry, fresh­ened up out­side (7) 23 City shel­tered one from the law (5) 25 To­ken of love – love for drum­mer (5) 26 Refuse to ac­cept study by un­known (4)

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