the times cross­words

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ACROSS

1 Sup­ports jobs for bounc­ers? (9)

6 Guardian makes case for throw­ing out Euro­pean leader (5)

9 Boat’s hull (5)

10 9ed beast runs in a crazed state, want­ing love (9)

11 Vet­eran CO is strangely at fault, en­gaged in mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion (2,6,7)

13 Orig­i­nal Pin­ter pro­duc­tion in which one’s ap­pear­ing (8)

14 Sa­cred books used in dis­tant Ra­jasthan (6)

16 Bird fi­nally caught af­ter dog’s lead re­moved (6)

18 Men out of jail put back in chains (8)

21 Dawn cho­rus (5,3,7)

23 Kid at home or­gan­ised mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment (3,6)

25 Heard farm labourer’s hymn (5)

26 Ex­pres­sion of dis­gust about part of Canada (5)

27 Teacher faces re­sis­tance by class in north­ern town (9)

DOWN

1 Mu­sic is con­stant dur­ing party (5)

2 Old theatre com­pany up­set about get­ting rid of diva (5,6)

3 Sickly-look­ing child needed coat (7)

4 Aussie PM briefly em­broiled in scam is cer­tainly not scoff­ing (8)

5 Snack: dou­ble por­tion of it served with in­stant fill­ing (6)

6 Round end of plain, road bends right, lead­ing to a moun­tain­ous re­gion (7)

7 Stump up for some shock treat­ment (3)

8 In the main I’m seen as rock singer (5,4)

12 Clever chap ap­pear­ing at end of pop­u­lar TV broad­cast (11)

13 By and by be­grudge go­ing into work (9)

15 Mad clown per­form­ing still (4,4)

17 See Welsh woman at bot­tom of some fields (7)

19 Ro­man gen­eral’s com­mand ac­cepted by a gover­nor (7)

20 Home help avail­able (2,4)

22 Groan heard, oddly, from him? (5)

24 Rat­ing queen higher than king (3)

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