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1 Fail to lo­cate ar­ti­cle be­tween

sink pipes (2,4,3,5) 9 Some­thing for the drinker or

eater, per­haps, to raise (9) 10 One cuts a piece from the right­bone (5) 11 Achiev­ing a nice round fig­ure

from weight-lift­ing? (3-2) 12 Mem­ber regularly dragged out­side and

beaten (9) 13 Firm agree­ment to ear­mark

work for chef? (8) 15 Con­cert be­ing staged by Oxbridge? (6) 17 Flower clus­ters Cock­ney puts

down au­di­ence picks up (6) 19 Un­ravel why Reds ini­tially livid

with judge­ment (8) 22 Or­gan­ised crime by no means in

its ear­li­est stages (9) 23 Tory Golden Boy (5) 24 Fab­u­lous that old man rents flat out (5) 25 Fa­bled ca­nine foot­print in tiny

frames (3,3,3) 26 Pe­ti­tions editor when mag­a­zine

pro­duces con­tent (7,2,5)

DOWN 1 Rock ensem­ble with huge in­flu­ence and in­ner spark (6,8) 2 Dig­ging un­der­neath sink to find tap (3,4) 3 Put a hand un­der wide part of lit­ter (5) 4 Small medicine dis­pens­ing unit to open as

orig­i­nally planned (8) 5 Tongue tip to force leaf through ring (6) 6 Lift stakes, then put a new

fence at last (2,3,4) 7 Doc­tor cut­ting drug giv­ing treats

to stop the rot (7) 8 Quiet fel­low in mil­i­tary race mak­ing apol­ogy for trooper’s be­hav­iour? (6,2,6) 14 Fem­i­nist’s dis­parag­ing re­mark

on a town in Ire­land (9) 16 Chap­ters about eastern state —

a war-torn re­gion (8) 18 Stump be­hind bat bro­ken in rage (7) 20 Brown bear not quite fin­ish­ing off saint (7) 21 Not so sure you re­mem­ber it when you

re­flect, fi­nally (6) 23 X marks place spike’s taken out

Pri­mate (5)

CRYPTIC SO­LU­TION TO 24417

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