IR­ISH DAILY MAIL CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Leaves fine crude oil to ma­ture (7) 5 Con­cert starts to pro­duce tunes on time (6) 9 Hunter’s call: “Cor­re­spond with Home Of­fice” (5-2) 10 A bad habit cam­ou­flag­ing a rad­i­cal sin (7) 11 Leave noth­ing that’s sticky (3) 12 Groom roped in mate to be best man? (11) 13 Next race in­cludes ac­tor with noth­ing to say (5) 14 Mea­sure top bit of mar­ble miss­ing from old gable (9) 16 Boxer en­ter­tains en­gi­neers in bulk car­rier (9) 17 Cut back hair at the front, caus­ing hi­lar­ity (5) 19 Palace man­ager, for­mer PM (11) 22 Go and ex­er­cise qui­etly (3) 23 Worker opens short ge­og­ra­phy book in state cap­i­tal (7) 24 Solve clue about tour­ing north­ern Swiss city (7) 26 Tony ner­vously hosts busi­ness mag­nate (6) 27 Af­ter two 13s, start to snatch forty winks (3-4)

DOWN

1 Ex­haust fe­male with fever once, hold­ing it back (7) 2 They’re fra­grant and lovely if they all spread out (4,2,3,6) 3 The mil­i­tary sacked Re­pub­li­can woman (3) 4 Be­have the­atri­cally, aloof, head­ing off (5) 5 Fog in Por­tu­gal, as in Europe in dif­fer­ent places (3-6) 6 Look! A piti­ful an­i­mal’s trapped in there (5) 7 Squad­die’s uni­form per­haps? It’s his ex­clu­sively (7,8) 8 Shat­tered steed, last in As­cot, can’t stand (6) 12 Crash – priest called (5) 14 Host’s coun­te­nance (9) 15 The ge­nius of Claude Monet (5) 16 A group of agents in Florida give beauty treat­ment (6) 18 Un­lucky pi­rate leader cap­tured by sturdy ship (7) 20 Game re­quir­ing some rub­bing out? (5) 21 Dial way­ward bishop for off-the­cuff com­ment (23) 25 Line miss­ing from this 5 Across (3)

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