Dou­ble Crossword

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CRYP­TIC CLUES

ACROSS 1 To as­sist firm, call out top de­liv­ery ser­vice (5-5,4) 10 Squan­der fried food on hol­i­day (7,4) 11 Slightly be­mused bird (3) 12 Partly open to In­dian ruler’s re­turn (4) 13 Go­ing through the mo­tions of a typ­i­cal nag’s waste (4-6) 15 Re­mit un­lim­ited al­lowance to dis­placed per­son (8) 16 Of­fended a large de­fen­sive group (6) 19 Sun­shade is able to open half the year (6) 20 Treats mere in­dis­po­si­tion and goes belly up (8) 23 Turn off lava­tory clean­ers (10) 25 Abyssinia, aban­doned by sin, is the great­est land (4) 27 Re­port­ing from the shel­tered side of the field (3) 28 Hard­heart­ed­ness of mince pie in ce­ment (11) 29 In­spect hap­pier form of train­ing on the job (14)

DOWN 2 Lack­ing clo­sure, tip am­ni­otic fluid into dummy (9) 3 Perched on the edge of un­fath­omable gorge (4) 4 Song in a North Amer­i­can colony (8) 5 Ev­ery time dogs yawl an­other shortly turns up (6) 6 High-rise ad­dress with a mix of perky and crass char­ac­ters (10) 7 Craze rip­pling round and about Baku (5) 8 Plas­tered gruel on the couch (7) 9 Lit up a fel­low with flashy gold ma­te­rial (6) 14 Hol­i­day at­tire sported in three parts (10) 17 Gains slid off some slid­ing scales (9) 18 Mother tongue of many? One cut it out! (8) 19 I called out for what a gar­con should carry be­low (7) 21 Given proper sup­port when but­toned-down, we hear (6) 22 All-pow­er­ful ruler re­moved core from cracked desk­top (6) 24 Range in an up­mar­ket shop­per’s cen­tre (5) 26 None sit up like Red­ding (4)

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