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Pretoria News - - TONIGHT -

ACROSS

1 Plea­sure-seeker, gal­li­van­ter (6) 5 In­done­sian lan­guage (6) 10 List of items for sale (9) 11 Bud­dhist shrine (5) 12 Athos, Porthos and Aramis (5,10) 13 Most prox­i­mal (7) 15 Bit­ing, acrid (7) 17 Tooth puller (7) 19 Pat­tern for ap­ply­ing a de­sign (7) 21 Santa Claus (6,9) 24 Play a gui­tar (5) 25 Sacro­sanct (9) 26 Two-spot­ted cards (6) 27 Some­what over­due (6)

DOWN

2 Be­tween morn­ing and evening (9) 3 Un­true (5) 4 Food made from cur­dled milk (7) 5 Dis­perse (5,2) 6 In­de­ci­sion, ir­res­o­lu­tion (9) 7 Foam of the surf (5) 8 Acid found in vine­gar (6) 9 Long-eared hound (6) 14 Of the thin outer layer of skin (9) 16 In­cor­po­rate, cir­cum­scribe (9) 17 Re­move a cause of ten­sion (6) 18 Strat­egy (7) 19 Wither (7) 20 Di­min­ish (6) 22 Rich Aus­trian cake (5) 23 Make off quickly (5)

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ACROSS

1 Pun­gent whiff of cigar waft­ing around leader’s head (6) 5 Hav­ing many small de­pres­sions, as Democrats sug­gest (6) 10 Rogues hit out at the upright (9) 11 Arab na­tion’s beaten en­emy (5) 12 Slip and fall when you mis­lay your scales (4,4,7) 13 Rel­ish con­stant de­sire to turn around hovel (7) 15 Quar­ter bet on al­ter­na­tive lifestyler (3,4) 17 Win­ning round with firm chop­ping (7) 19 Ver­min killer ran off through the basin (4,3) 21 Man­darin in­spec­tors are game! (7,8) 24 Bang on, once law (5) 25 Worked out squats were in their present con­di­tion (6,3) 26 Slanted bed is a prob­lem (6) 27 Changed tune about horse be­ing a lump (6)

DOWN

2 Arg­onauts set off in a type of bark! (9) 3 Dis­trib­uted loot, in­clud­ing shirt if gam­bler’s game (5) 4 Gal­ley fuel kept egg on the rails (7) 5 The trash can for Spooner’s bro­ken racket? (7) 6 Foe warmly abused Amer­i­can pi­o­neer’s craft (9) 7 Bit­ter taste of some raf­fle money (5) 8 Lark around for swarm­ing tail­less par­a­sites (6) 9 Charm schools are hold­ing up clo­sure (6) 14 Slices of lamb are sound test pieces (9) 16 Hav­ing aban­doned quest, ogre was out­landish (9) 17 Pres­tige store on the West End (6) 18 Heard boarder had a shot in the dark (7) 19 Mus­lim na­tion in­cluded hair styles in prohibition (7) 20 Con­tracted deal is some­what flex­i­ble (6) 22 Irish fight­ers equip reg­u­lar Arab ... (5) 23 ... res­pi­ra­tor with car­bon top that kept a firm grip (5)

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