GUARDIAN CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD NO. 27,517

Toronto Star - - PUZZLES & BRAIN SNACKS -

ACROSS

1 Ge­ri­atric’s party I’m a

bit an­noyed about (6) 4 Landowner in­tro­duc­ing mar­ried daugh­ter was em­bar­rassed (8) 9 Fin­ish job in WC and

look em­bar­rassed (5) 10 Trav­el­ling kings were stick­ing to­gether, one might say (9) 11 Forged bill in M&S or Aldi, say, a source of ir­ri­ta­tion (9) 12 Slight set­back ham­per­ing Euro­pean poli­cies (5) 13 Fash­ion etc, the

Tu­dors ex­tended (12) 17 Af­ter study, no women find time for re­vi­sion (12) 20 Run through mu­seum un­clothed, end­ing in shop (3,2) 21 Aban­doned rebel leader probed by se­cret po­lice (4,5) 23 Or­der to con­fine gang­ster for last two mem­bers of panel (9) 24 Sin­gle global en­ter­prise re­turned early de­posit (5) 25 With­out us, Oedi­pus Rex col­lapsed — shock treat­ment ap­plied (8) 26 Dam with added func­tion, not the con­ven­tional sort (6)

DOWN

1 One’ll break faith with fail­ing soldiers (8) 2 Those vis­it­ing so­lic­i­tors hold­ing teacher up (8) 3 Air­line lady’s mounted re­me­dial course (5) 5 Bar­man, in short, quite con­trary to start with (6,7) 6 In­di­vid­ual ap­proach­ing home with zeal (2,7) 7 Mum wear­ing ex­tremely leaky over­all (6) 8 Study comes to an end, keep­ing good time (6) 10 No Eto­nian de­tected at USA gath­er­ing? (5-8) 14 In­scrutable type — he’s quiet dur­ing lean times (3,6) 15 He’ll judge about six

sheep, first in ring (8) 16 Mo­bile char­ac­ters in Tate don’t care for? (6,2) 18 Loose car part reg­u­larly fixed in hour by champ (6) 19 Nut­meg’s stop­ping show in Ger­man city (6) 22 Beyond a dou­ble bend,

river’s clear blue (5)

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