CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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1. Flat­ten­ing a pres­sure-pad one puts on (11)

8. Breadth in in­ter­pre­ta­tion mea­sured in de­grees N and S (8)

9. Cylin­dri­cal rock sam­ple is at the heart of it (4)

10. A nurse may be a fi­nan­cial swindler (5)

13. It may be a brogue that’s afoot (4)

16. One will have to study this com­puter sym­bol (4)

17. Some­thing that grows, or glows (4)

18. Swal­low a to­bacco cake back (4)

20. With Mars, it may be a throng in the in­sect world (5)

24. Its bite may have some venom (4)

25. Ex­tremely cruel way to boil it with acid (8)

26. Care about the study of telepa­thy? (4-7)

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2. As to this mix­ture, it’s the grain for por­ridge (4)

3. It is as black as the play­ing area can be (5)

4. A duck one found in bro­ken reed (5)

5. Took noth­ing from cousin but a bone in the ear (5)

6. Mark­ing time, hav­ing downed tools (8,3)

7. Ophe­lia of­fered rose­mary for it one Sun­day (11)

11. It is also known as an­other call­ing (5)

12. A mark that may be due to des­tiny (5)

14. The time a volup­tuous woman lost one (4)

15. Price charged for cross­ing may ring a bell (4)

19. May have a pang about be­ing heathen (5)

21. Colour­less as player mak­ing first move in chess (5)

22. Fa­nat­i­cal as one is, af­flicted with hy­dropho­bia (5)

23. It’s not enough to make the side of an open tart (4)

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