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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 A game on board for an­i­mals (5) 8 Per­verted anti-mass in devil wor­ship (8) 9 He gets car­ried away (5) 10 Ves­sel of­ten cross­ing the bar (8) 11 I do it when play­ing the fool (5) 12 It was some­what unsound cur­rency (3) 16 A strike in work on the dam (6) 17 She’s in the dumps and rather dis­con­so­late (6) 18 Ex­cel­lent ser­vice (3) 23 A por­tion of rhubarb jam (5) 24 Taken ill (8) 25 Un­der­stood it’s in oak now; not pine (5) 26 Done - to death? (8) 27 Ves­sel go­ing from side to side (5)

DOWN

2 Abel may get a bronze medal (5,3) 3 Note about il­lus­tri­ous French city (8) 4 A cough mix­ture for an Ar­gen­tinian cow­boy (6) 5 Carry on play­ing for the club (5) 6 They move around in pride (5) 7 Un­likely to be out­wit­ted or feel pain (5) 12 Spain - but not in spring (3) 13 Sue changes em­ploy­ment (3) 14 An oc­ca­sion of ex­em­plary sig­nif­i­cance (8) 15 Con­flict in which counter charges may be decisive (5,3) 19 The yarn has a bar­baric ring to it (6) 20 Tidy writer keeps a note (5) 21 A ser­pent in French, a tree in English (5) 22 A French fee that’s ex­ces­sive (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

1 Worn out (5) 8 Suc­ces­sion (8) 9 Burn su­per­fi­cially (5) 10 The open ocean (4,4) 11 Move silently (5) 12 Idio­syn­crasy (3) 16 Have as am­bi­tion (6) 17 Hav­ing no like (6) 18 Ter­mi­nate (3) 23 Be­lit­tle (5) 24 Height of fash­ion (3,3,2) 25 Make haste (5) 26 Come to un­der­stand (6,2) 27 Self-pos­ses­sion (5)

DOWN

2 Crit­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion (4,4) 3 Given as a favour (2,6) 4 Burial place of Muham­mad (6) 5 Un­duly self-as­sertive (5) 6 De­ri­sive smile (5) 7 Mean­ing (5) 12 Charge for a ser­vice (3) 13 A coun­ter­feit (3) 14 Be wor­thy of (4,2,2) 15 Lodg­ings (8) 19 Worth­less (2-4) 20 Imag­ine (5) 21 High-pitched wind in­stru­ment (5) 22 Cry of exultation (5)

PUZ­ZLE 14107

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