CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS

1. A fruity sort of cover-up (3,4)

5. Emo­tional bond with part PRO can form (7)

9. Took one­self some way off when cast dined out (9)

10. Tree sap it’s pos­si­ble to rinse out (5)

11. Said Celt may have had re­gional speech vari­a­tions (8)

12. Where to play around sep­a­rately with part of the meal (6)

14. Is cho­sen to be ro­man­ti­cally at­tached (6,3)

16. She calls my brother Dad (5)

17. First good rose to come from a prickly shrub (5)

19. Dis­posed to go along with this sort of com­plaint (9)

21. Get in the right gear to take on staff (6)

22. To stop news be­ing com­mu­ni­cated, kill all the lights (5,3)

26. Ev­ery­body gets part of the Bi­ble to par­cel out (5)

27. Flagon put out in the dry for an in­sect such as this (9)

28. A care he takes to make it painful to the lis­tener (7)

29. Any role can be switched be­fore much time has passed (5,2)

DOWN

1. Fel­low, dead wrong, lost colour (5)

2. Postage was or­gan­ised by the se­cret po­lice (7)

3. One RA seen about to rub out what he’d drawn (5)

4. Is in con­fronta­tion with some­body in a tete-á-tete? (4,2,4)

5. Be up to be­ing taken for one by a cheat (4)

6. Len’s prone to up­set­ting the staff (9)

7. Re­mark how the old boy will start play­ing ten­nis (7)

8. With DTs, en­trée has to be the eas­i­est to chew (9)

13. Pub­licly an­nounce how metal group was formed (10)

14. Sep­a­rate things out in or­der to get grease (9)

15. Full of go, etc, one turns green (9)

18. Steady as ca­reer sol­dier can be (7)

20. In a stand-off­ish way that can fool layabout (7)

23. Group of singers can get rich with noth­ing (5)

24. Cheeky im­po­si­tion, show­ing what to do with new clothes (3-2)

25. Not do­ing any­thing, but may have lied about it (4)

YES­TER­DAY’S SO­LU­TION

Across: 1. Pined 4. Swal­low 8. Autho­ri­sa­tion 10. Piece 11. Gong

12. Four 16. Ranch 17. Three­penny bit 19. Sad­ness 20. Singe Down: 1. Pray­ing man­tis 2. Nut 3. Droopy 4. Swivel 5. Amazed

6. Loin­cloth 7. Windsor Cas­tle 9. Con­spired 13. Grieve 14. Angers

15. Shines 18. Ban

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