Best Puzzles

Both sets of clues lead to the same answers, re­veal­ing in the shaded squares a new film star­ring Claire Foy (7)

Best - - BEST PUZZLES -

STRAIGHT CLUES ACROSS 6 Great­est amount (7) 7 Loft (5) 9 On a sin­gle oc­ca­sion (4) 10 Classes, kinds (10) 11 Lack­ing strength (5) 12 Peels, or hides, etc (5) 14 Cab! (4) 16 No­ble­man (4) 17 Get to one’s feet (5) 18 Tally, con­cur (5) 22 They of­fer to serve (10) 25 Tots up (4) 26 Re­move sheep’s fleece (5) 27 Closed nois­ily (7) DOWN 1 Jour­ney of dis­cov­ery, etc (10) 2 Hit lightly (5) 3 Leave out, fail to do (4) 4 River sail­ing ves­sel (5) 5 Agi­tate, mix with a spoon (4) 6 Of lesser rank (5) 8 Not so dirty (7) 13 Met­ric unit of weight (10) 15 Deeds (7) 19 Ter­mi­nated (5) 20 Ship’s rear (5) 21 Lit­er­ary com­po­si­tion (5) 23 Em­ployed (4) 24 Oth­er­wise (4) CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 6 A long dress and one who may wear it the most (7) 7 Cat, it turned out, in the roof space (5) 9 Re­moved cone in the past (4) 10 Sorts out erotic sage (10) 11 Fa­ther shortly to be­come un­well, weak and fee­ble (5) 12 Cov­er­ings for dodgy sinks (5) 14 Levy I added for trans­port (4) 16 A no­ble­man from Corn­wall or Devon (4) 17 Con­versely it’s what a politi­cian must do to get a seat (5) 18 Sur­pris­ingly ea­ger to have the same opin­ion (5) 22 They are not pressed, but may be in uni­forms (10) 25 Ap­pends Dad’s let­ters (4) 26 Hears about cut (5) 27 Vi­o­lently shut up wild damsel with maid­ens first (7) DOWN 1 Sci­en­tific trip

re­quires speed (10) 2 Fish­ing boat is a hit! (5) 3 Leave out some bed­room items (4) 4 Push into a cargo ves­sel (5) 5 Prison ag­i­ta­tion (4) 6 Com­ing from Chatham in or­der to be of less im­por­tance (5) 8 Hav­ing less dirt daily? (7) 13 Log maker I’m up­set­ting with a word of some weight (10) 15 I cast no let­ters out in court cases (7) 19 Some peo­ple send Ed­die out when it’s over (5) 20 A lit­tle faster? Not at the back! (5) 21 At­tempt lit­er­ary work (5) 23 Ex­ploited wrongly col­lected dues (4) 24 Eels wrig­gling, oth­er­wise (4)

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