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6 I find fast cars tricky around

large refuges in road (7,7) 9 Tall grass per­plexed all but last

four­some (6) 10 Clot ru­ined mo­bile with SIM I

left out (8) 11 He‚Äôs a scep­tic, act­ing so

ir­ra­tionally (8) 13 Rep­tile that’s nearly sur­rounded by sea in Corn­wall (6) 15 At­tempt to hide a pound in

hat (6) 17 Her­ba­ceous plant in wood

close to elm (6) 19 Gun­men ar­rived first, shoot­ing with this (6) 20 Us­ing PA sys­tem with no

time at first is tire­some (8) 22 Lout asked rebels about

trendy ho­tel (8) 24 The pow­er­ful could pos­si­bly

fin­ish in mis­ery (6) 26 Bernard rated as con­tro­ver­sial party leader (8-6)

DOWN

1 Hon­est sailor with French

re­straint (14) 2 Hurt­ful re­mark from hair­dresser put off El­iz­a­beth (4) 3A n ex­hibit in pro­ces­sion at sea

per­haps (6) 4 Fer­di­nand’s queen lives with a

beau­ti­ful Ital­ian (8) 5 I’d say auc­tion can­vas (4) 7 Hold tight stu­dent en­closed in

church (6) 8 Bi­ased Demo­crat lives with al­most crooked Con­ser­va­tive (14) 12 Cook un­fin­ished fruit (5) 14 Full of ex­u­ber­ance in quizzes

typ­i­cally (5) 16 Bishop parked poorly, ad­mit­ting a prob­lem with this? (5,3) 18 Frank’s aux­il­iary verb forms

(6) 21 No anaes­thetic? (6) 23 Square 21 (4) 25 For­mer vice pres­i­dent’s

choice of notes? (4)

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