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CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 In­struct at­ten­dants (5) 8 Re­view in a pa­per is dis­torted (8) 9 Keep quiet about much in­er­tia (5) 10 It’s plain stupid for a moun­taineer (8) 11 Twenty points made by the team (5) 12 Either way it’s an ap­peal for help (3) 16 Shut a tin-opener in a cup­board (6) 17 Na­tive Amer­i­can has fa­ther in pain (6) 18 Back wages? Just talk (3) 23 Edna’s out in the moun­tains (5) 24 Food for peo­ple or horses (8) 25 A light­house casts it across the ves­sel (5) 26 Wet weather re­port­edly is pre­vail­ing (8) 27 It of­ten falls but doesn’t break (5)

DOWN

2 A check on the present de­mand for bread (4,4) 3 Profit is the at­trac­tion (8) 4 Moon rocket gets ahead on oxy­gen (6) 5 Dog track (5) 6 Call on Vi­o­let to take a seat (5) 7 Given no credit ap­par­ently for be­ing slow (5) 12 A jour­nal­ist you see hold­ing a pen (3) 13 The fool takes a ret­ro­grade step (3) 14 An in­di­vid­ual con­sumer (8) 15 An­i­mals in­volved in the chase (8) 19 Dis­play by top-class band (6) 20 Be­gin a jump (5) 21 Doc­tor in­tro­duces con­test to pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment (5) 22 United to make repa­ra­tion (5)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Stupid per­son (5) 8 Ap­prais­ing glance (4-4) 9 A thin soup (5) 10 Men­ac­ing show of force (3,5) 11 Chide (5) 12 In favour of (3) 16 A game bird (6) 17 Lack of in­ter­est (6) 18 Road (3) 23 Big and strong (5) 24 Very soon (2,1,5) 25 In­fe­rior to (5) 26 A triv­ial ir­ri­ta­tion (8) 27 Land­ing pier (5)

DOWN

2 Pub­licly known (2,6) 3 Res­train for a time (6,2) 4 A deep shade of blue (6) 5 Strained (5) 6 Shun (5) 7 Male duck (5) 12 A hand­ful (3) 13 Nar­row beam of light (3) 14 Unaided vi­sion (5,3) 15 Blind­ing bliz­zard (5-3) 19 Pre­tend to feel (6) 20 Chilly (5) 21 Half-hearted (5) 22 Eas­ily pro­voked (5)

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