the cross­words

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CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS 01 Ban con­tents of data­book (5) 08 Un­cer­tain what to make of the stain? (8) 09 Glue a piece of wood (5) 10 Barely used part of the house (8) 11 New pro­duc­tion of Tosca is on course (5) 12 In which fa­mil­iar kinds of an­i­mals were trans­ported (3) 16 Ac­cept an in­vi­ta­tion to act as a pa­tron (4,2) 17 Alien ap­par­ently out of hear­ing (6) 18 Have a shot at judg­ing? (3) 23 Feel­ing ir­ri­ta­ble? (5) 24 Sat­is­fies all within (8) 25 Art is in­volved in making a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment (5) 26 Don’t leave out (8) 27 Girl sound­ing alarm (5)

DOWN 02 The area isn’t de­vel­oped well (8) 03 A quick check as soon as the mat­ter is con­cluded (4-4) 04 Mend a bro­ken rapier (6) 05 Lamp pre­sum­ably por­ta­ble (5) 06 Fab­ric that is light when worn (5) 07 The way a politi­cian may in­di­cate an­noy­ance (5) 12 In­clined to make a point briefly (3) 13 A note with a cer­tain ring to it? (3) 14 Sorry at hav­ing to study hack­neyed com­po­si­tion (8) 15 A bouncer at a cock­tail party (8) 19 What a baby may play with will make one ner­vous (6) 20 One griev­ance or a num­ber (5) 21 Furtive Yanks seen around (5) 22 Has plans to make money (5)

PUZ­ZLE 14203

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