CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS 1. Pic­ture-tak­ing with right hand: happy to go about it (11) 8. One might trace son to him, from one’s past (8)

9. A pin of ale con­tains ten (4)

10. Lux­u­ri­ate in the re­turn of the bar (5)

13. Rome’s river has lost its heart for a row (4) 16. Im­pres­sive tale that starts ev­ery pas­sage in chron­i­cle (4) 17. Throw stones, and hide (4)

18. Mil­i­tary right to be in­volved in May ma­noeu­vres (4) 20. There’s room for ac­tion the South can deal with (5) 24. A lump of earth that may turn cold (4)

25. Four in­volved in a fleshly, fes­tive oc­ca­sion (8) 26. Bracelet Roy or­dered by way of fes­tiv­ity (11)

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2. Pawn some Ger­man white wine (4)

3. Time taken in blend­ing teas for flavour (5)

4. Will al­most hum­ble one­self at a group of trees (5) 5. Some in­dus­trial ma­chin­ery to put in the gar­den (5) 6. Up­keep of team nine can sort out (11)

7. Bet­ter lager may be brewed, but that is to be rued (11) 11. Ul­travi­o­let, Sir, with which one might get in­fected (5) 12. A branch that comes to noth­ing in a place of un­cer­tainty (5) 14. En­coun­tered one com­ing up with a piece of news (4) 15. Busi­ness con­cern will rise slightly in price at the Stock Ex­change (4)

19. How one might sing some pretty ode loudly (5) 21. A pro­fes­so­rial ap­point­ment taken by one who pre­sides (5) 22. There’s noth­ing in a glass of beer made from the wine grape (5) 23. Is fin­ished with a sur­plus copy (4)

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