CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 In­stru­ment car­ried by par­cel long-dis­tance (5) 8 Sta­tus of peo­ple who are up­right (8) 9 Pre­tend to sound de­sirous (5) 10 Poor Latin for press agent (8) 11 An at­trac­tive kind of ac­cent (5) 12 Pleas­ant place to sit and have a drink (3) 16 Free from doubt when cer­tain (6) 17 Elite type found in news­pa­per pro­duc­tion (6) 18 Tree sap forced out (3) 23 Wives freely give their opin­ions (5) 24 Friendly note in a mes­sage (8) 25 The lighter side of chess (5) 26 Ne­glect noth­ing on a job (8) 27 Fuss about love (5)

DOWN

2 School­work ev­ery pris­oner should have (8) 3 Has a cig­a­rette and looks hap­pier (6,2) 4 Fe­male star all set to do a turn (6) 5 Bit­ing in­sects gave pain that’s ris­ing (5) 6 No­body’s daily ac­count (5) 7 Rep­re­sen­ta­tive has spent time not be­ing heart­less (5) 12 A field in the Mid­dle Ages (3) 13 Drive up and down (3) 14 Is he go­ing in to dis­cover it’s all over? (8) 15 Trou­ble kids get into re­luc­tantly at bath time (3,5) 19 Bar girl has noth­ing on (6) 20 Used by a con­duc­tor to add to the score (5) 21 Num­ber on watch? (5) 22 Sounds like an­i­mals’ feet stop tem­po­rar­ily (5)

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