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1 Weapon worn on the back of the hand (5,8) 9 Bone in the lower leg (5) 10 Ac­com­plished and pro­lific writer (9) 11 Bed­time drink (8) 12 Not of­ten (6) 14 Tem­pest (5) 16 Thank­ful­ness (9) 18 Bank­rupt (9) 19 Bar­bar­ian in­vaders of the Ro­man Em­pire (5) 20 Hoy­den (6) 22 To the front (8) 26 Fe­male sing­ing voice (9) 27 An­guish (5) 28 Mint-flavoured liqueur (5,2,6) DOWN 1 Con­duc­tor’s stick (5) 2 Vague, equiv­o­cal (9) 3 Spear han­dle (5) 4 Ex­ces­sively mod­ern (10) 5 Pro­gram of horse races (4) 6 Pay­ing at­ten­tion (9) 7 Caught sight of (5) 8 Flues (8) 13 Gourmet (10) 14 Neu­ral­gia of the thigh and calf (8) 15 Aus­tralian city, cap­i­tal of Vic­to­ria (9) 17 Ul­ti­mate, out-and-out (9) 21 Fre­netic, crazed (5) 23 Make cloth (5) 24 Fash­ion (5) 25 Joy (4) 1 Part of MBA pro­gram is at the front of the flight (8,5) 9 Shad­ows one side of the coin (5) 10 Made-up land by draw­ing off air in a rut (9) 11 Pelt gang mem­bers with some sort of veg­etable (8) 12 Near prim­i­tive instinct to probe swarm­ing bees (6) 14 Trace schools that rise to the bait (5) 16 Lilac isn’t prop­a­gated from grain (9) 18 Take some risks if tin fits in sweet con­tainer (3,2,4) 19 Mon­grel’s pre­hen­sile tail and evil eye (5) 20 Stays cloudy at first or set­tled (6) 22 Car in­let played the part of wood­wind (8) 26 Lon­don docker was sore af­ter sea cross­ing (4,5) 27 Es­sen­tial to sing less than up­per reg­is­ters (5) 28 Balmy spells of late sub­con­ti­nen­tal math­e­ma­ti­cians? (6,7) DOWN 1 Have a dip to beat ini­tial heat waves (5) 2 Burns treat­ment may count in Ger­many amongst the poor (4,5) 3 When a salad sand­wich is on the nose (5) 4 Special bent coat of ar­mour? (6,4) 5 Nit-pick the right side, in­side one’s hat (4) 6 Gold Coast’s fi­nal eth­nic con­flict was the real thing (9) 7 Part of back­ward agrar­ian Is­raeli desert re­gion (5) 8 Cen­tral in­nate con­flict peaked with Homo sapi­ens (5,3) 13 Bran­dish­ing a ri­fle and other weapons as warn­ings sig­nals (4,6) 14 Skip dif­fi­cult choice made in right en­vi­ron­ment (8) 15 Once edited, let out with proof of pos­ses­sion (5,4) 17 Ro­get lent dis­tinc­tion to op­er­atic spec­ta­cles (9) 21 Flour­ish­ing in the heart of Indian sage (5) 23 Bot­tom most open­ing may pro­vide more am­mu­ni­tion (5) 24 Works over the verges of Egypt’s streets (5) 25 Opin­ion taken up to­wards the end of en­cy­clopae­dia (4)

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