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PUZ­ZLE 14179

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

01 Crit­i­cism up­sets Ma­bel (5) 08 Ex­cel­lent act de­serv­ing an encore (4,4) 09 Keep away; there’s noth­ing to get greedy about (5) 10 Hold a show trial (8) 11 Un­usu­ally staid en­trances (5) 12 A quiet work in the charts? Prob­a­bly

not! (3) 16 Ob­ject I’ve put into the

salad (6) 17 News about wine (6) 18 I turn out oth­er­wise in Brazil (3) 23 One keep­ing care­ful watch in mis­use

of sugar (5) 24 This sort of clue is in­cluded in the

French game (8) 25 A blow for Con­ser­va­tives (5) 26 Rows about stray dogs (8) 27 Three an­i­mals in the lead (5)

DOWN

02 Ro­mance over for sweet­heart (5,3) 03 Claim is not com­monly seen in the main (8) 04 Ad­di­tion­ally mo­rose maybe (4,2) 05 A sum­mer snake (5) 06 Change of route that means de­vi­at­ing from nor­mal (5) 07 Ta­ble of con­tents gets Enid up­set and cross (5) 12 For each child­less per­son (3) 13 Not against a pro­fes­sional (3) 14 It proves wildly frol­ic­some (8) 15 Should doc­tors go around in very dry

pe­ri­ods? (8) 19 New rents I in­tro­duce (6) 20 South Amer­i­can flower of un­usual

petal de­sign (5) 21 Cut a num­ber (5) 22 Con­crete idols get shat­tered (5)

QUICK CLUES

ACROSS

01 Like­ness (5) 08 In no par­tic­u­lar place (8) 09 Put up with (5) 10 What do you say to (3,5) 11 Gloomy (5) 12 Stage in a com­pe­ti­tion (3) 16 Dis­cuss (6) 17 Be plen­ti­ful (6) 18 Gen­tle blow (3) 23 Ver­dant (5) 24 In a man­ner of speak­ing (2,2,4) 25 The mer­est scrap (5) 26 To say noth­ing of (4,4) 27 Sub­di­vi­sion of a fed­er­a­tion (5)

DOWN

02 In ad­di­tion (8) 03 Con­sid­er­able amount (4,4) 04 Ask earnestly for (6) 05 Hard work (5) 06 Large juicy fruit (5) 07 Im­pres­sively large (5) 12 To grant for rent (3) 13 Break in con­ti­nu­ity (3) 14 Rather (8) 15 For prac­ti­cal pur­poses (2,6) 19 Anew (6) 20 Sooth­ing (5) 21 Tem­po­rary dif­fi­culty (5) 22 Type of wo­ven fab­ric (5)

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