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CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Green open spa­ces? (5) 8 Joins the em­bassy staff (8) 9 At­tain some rare achieve­ment (5)

10 Rel­e­vant data (8)

11 The boy turned to me for re­ward (5)

12 An­ton lost to a girl (3) 16 A holy man grows old by

de­grees (6)

17 Con­fine one af­ter another we hear (6)

18 It’s on the cards it may be sown (3)

23 Faith in a busi­ness com­bi­na­tion (5) 24 A part­ner placed in­side is cut

off (8)

25 Some pro­jected amuse­ments (5) 26 En­cir­cled ally mak­ing a come­back?

(8) 27 Any about to de­part may give

hurt (5)

DOWN

2 Light­the place en­ter­tain­ment(8) to re­peat all over

3 Trade us­ing for­mer coins (8)

4 Rain on the way leads to stress (6) 5 Those who have this shouldn’t feel

hun­gry (5)

6 Yet it pro­vides aca­demic stand­ing (5)

7 New lamps put into ser­vice (5)

12 A ser­pent when quiet (3)

13 Pinch a lit­tle whisky (3) 14 A sailor in the cast is nat­u­rally a good

mimic (8)

15 Ex­ert force on a chap to be a jour­nal­ist (8)

19 Pro­pose at home to nurse (6)

20 Cou­ples from Paris (5)

21 An ac­ci­dent to make light of (5)

22 Checks foun­da­tion gar­ments (5)

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