Su­per Cryp­tic Clues

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Across

1. Be short of time,

un­for­tu­nately (8)

5. Who’s gone out and re­turned

with wa­ter? (6)

10. To put it care­fully, as a

com­piler one must (6,4,5) 11. With dif­fi­culty, steer the ship

through the locks (7)

12. Chang­ing it when the true

fig­ure is en­tered (7)

13. He de­fected from a job, got

at by the East (8)

15. Teeters on the ice (5)

18. Con­signs to the work­ers (5) 20. Main­tain it’s pri­vate ground

(8)

23. Dec­o­rate again on re­turn, too

(7)

25. The name goes on

af­ter­wards, on the side (7) 26. Is one in no doubt as to how

much it is? (7,8)

27. Shake more con­vul­sively

af­ter turn­ing right (6)

28. Were his lips al­ways pursed

when he worked? (8)

Down

1. Find out Leo the lion is in­side (6)

2. With the big pic­ture show­ing:

‘Nar­row The Gap’ (5,2,2) 3. Helps the fool to get the first

point (7)

4. See the ris­ing wa­ter

sub­merges the plants (5) 6. Nev­er­the­less, it takes three and a half days to fly round (7)

7. Earns one’s liv­ing in a fac­tory

(5)

8. Lack­ing sup­port, is un­easy

(8)

9. Get back again at three, with

a woman (8)

14. A quiet mem­ber of the

fam­ily: that’s ob­vi­ous (8) 16. Not a nude model? (5-4)

17. The quick way to get a dog

cool in sum­mer (5-3)

19. Force the par­son to ring the

singer (7)

21. Spreads, once one looks af­ter

it (7)

22. Mem­ber of the team with whom the pres­i­dent had a row (6)

24. Gather up the money won (5) 25. ‘The French? I can’t stand

them’ you treat as a joke (5)

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