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Daily Nation (Kenya) - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

1 Leaves with agree­ment, of­fer­ing com­fort (3,3,8)

9 Ter­ri­ble up­roar in­volv­ing a male lover (8)

10 Bass, per­haps, ditch­ing river for burn (5)

12 Un­matched son’s chances (4) 13 Hoses qui­etly away – it’s an ef­fect of the weather (10) 15 Strange start to bur­glary with no alarm go­ing off out­side (8)

16 Keep trans­port­ing box? (6) 18 Warn­ing that’s point­less?

(3-3)

20 Trader’s ha­rangue about church be­ing led by this writer

(8)

23 Study cafe and its cook­ing to take away (10)

24 5 ig­nor­ing the odds with zero cap­i­tal (4)

26 News­pa­per ar­ti­cle about a steamy place (5)

27 Not licked, like eggs be­fore bak­ing? (8)

28 Where wit­ness should sign? That’s putting it mildly (14)

DOWN

2 Bliss­ful place in the av­enue (6) 3 Quiet edi­tor, worker who pays at­ten­tion to good gram­mar? (6) 4 De­claim as English Con­ser­va­tive join­ing in cer­e­mony (6)

5 Bill com­ing up – what is charged is some­thing fan­ci­ful (7) 6 Is hus­band get­ting on held in se­ri­ous ig­nominy? (9)

7 Leader of so­ci­ety wants fair­ness or­gan­ised with­out any frills (4,5) 8 Rob and Pete dread be­ing made to look silly (9)

14 Some­one hav­ing agents to sort out party mess (9)

15 English par­ty­go­ers? They get into the groove (9)

16 With stress be­gin­ning to spread around, I had bad things hap­pen­ing (9)

17 One day ris­ing to find damp­ness (3) 18 Sign of ap­proval in words reg­u­larly trot­ted out (3) 22 Ir­ri­tabil­ity in an east Texas city (7)

24 Au­thor with ob­sta­cle, not fin­ish­ing (6)

25 Drink re­peat­edly be­ing knocked over leads to grum­ble (6) 26 Note put up: ‘We need this for cheese-mak­ing’ (6)

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