the cross­words

CRYP­TIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Wet branch (5) 8 Pat his arm in er­ror (8) 9 Pity’s stirred by those in­flu­enced by drink (5) 10 He­si­tated in speech be­ing hand­i­capped (8) 11 There is noth­ing in Shake­speare about daily meals (5) 12 Wood used in bar­rel­mak­ing (3) 16 Fast movers by morn­ing found at sea (6) 17 A fair fighter? (6) 18 Ves­sel com­ing out of Mel­bourne (3) 23 Sheer drop into the wa­ter (5) 24 First phase of the Stone Age (5,3) 25 Straighten robes like a judge (5) 26 Read news let­ters out or cor­re­sponded (8) 27 I’d the wrong name for a girl (5)

DOWN

2 A re­strained per­son (8) 3 Busts are de­vel­oped but not eas­ily per­ceived (8) 4 Gold trans­ac­tion comes to trial (6) 5 Amer­i­can needs time for prac­tice (5) 6 It may de­velop into friend­ship (5) 7 A poem that could shock (5) 12 It can­not fly in the murky gloom (3) 13 An old boy (3) 14 The fi­nal ver­dict on most re­cent fash­ion (4,4) 15 Part of The Clock sym­phony? (8) 19 Track for an ath­lete (6) 20 At­tempt to get south in easy moves (5) 21 Grad­u­ates thus as a singer (5) 22 Sur­rounded like Euro­pean cap­i­tal in de­feat (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Se­ries of de­grees (5) 8 Be in­clined to­wards (4,4) 9 Strange (5) 10 To desert (3,3,2) 11 Pur­suit (5) 12 Sec­tion of re­lay race (3) 16 A domed roof or ceil­ing (6) 17 Fit for crop cul­ti­va­tion (6) 18 Im­merse (3) 23 Post­pone (5) 24 For the whole time (3,5) 25 Ab­surd pro­ceed­ings (5) 26 If jus­tice were done (2,6) 27 Im­pres­sively large (5)

DOWN

2 In­volved (6,2) 3 A gam­ble with little hope (4,4) 4 Study care­fully (6) 5 To baf­fle (5) 6 Mer­ri­ment (5) 7 Money re­sources (5) 12 Boy (3) 13 In­ter­val (3) 14 Be cau­tious (4,4) 15 Sharply de­fined (5-3) 19 Set alight (6) 20 Pos­si­bly (5) 21 Mag­nif­i­cence (5) 22 Cap­tain of the Bounty (5)

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