CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Mod­ern city can be built around

an old one (5) 8 Ex­plorer is hold­ing last of the

sledge dogs (8) 9 Just the girl for an ex­cur­sion (5) 10 Sort of banana has in­sect vis­i­ble on the out­side (8) 11 Union no­tice that may be

ob­jected to (5) 12 A love note en­closed pro­duces

ex­cite­ment (3) 16 Gets en­gaged when he is in a

bit of trou­ble (6) 17 We slid around be­fore find­ing

con­trols (6) 18 A layer of rich enamel (3) 23 Worked at pro­vid­ing a song at the pi­ano (5) 24 Rash but not so de­struc­tive we hear (8) 25 He may make money - about a pound (5) 26 It’s Bob’s turn to be ob­sti­nate (8) 27 Show travelled round (5)

DOWN

2 Girl re­strained but per­sis­tent

(8) 3 A hot line ar­ranged for the

op­eretta (8) 4 Climbed - then peeled off (6) 5 Weight of a gem? (5) 6 Old monarch - dim as can be (5) 7 Gun is out of or­der in prac­tice

(5) 12 Wood found in a tray? (3) 13 Con­fess one’s love at two

points (3) 14 Bor­ing task for the rich (4-2-2) 15 A small de­posit se­cures! (8) 19 Pos­si­bly run and see to make

cer­tain (6) 20 Ves­sel is said to be sail­ing (5) 21 He must be pre­pared to go on

ahead (5) 22 Fifty cubs around but only thir­teen in the pack (5)

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