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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Ob­vi­ous type of leather (6) 4 His cam­era cap­tured il­le­gal op­er­a­tion (4) 7 Greet the weather (4) 8 Box on right shows sign of dam­age (6) 9 Started with quiche (4) 10 We’re off to get jug (4) 12 Race around tree (4) 14 Hearsay about bit of corn (3) 16 Bird in the nest (3) 17 Win­dow is a nui­sance, say (4) 20 Re­garded as part of play, say (4) 23 Rush at un­usual rate (4) 24 Com­plain of empty gut­ter river (6) 25 Ob­serve a sound (4) 26 Doesn’t stand for fibs (4) 27 Mod­ern cen­tre de­sign (6)

DOWN

1 Ex­er­cise is able to pro­vide nour­ish­ment (5) 2 Catch wrong part (4) 3 Quan­tity sent there (5) 4 Ties up venue (4) 5 Car­tel con­trol­ling al­co­hol (6) 6 Travel fast in a car (5) 11 Navy bird? (4) 13 Caught pri­mate at head­land (4) 15 Mad in French river, say (6) 16 Ac­com­mo­da­tion stolen by the Span­ish (5) 18 Range gen­er­ates fury (5) 19 Han­dle a nice sur­prise (5) 21 God of the roses (4) 22 Pos­i­tive ruse would work (4)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS

1 Copy­right (6) 4 Swin­dle (4) 7 Frozen rain (4) 8 Bomb hole (6) 9 Flan (4) 10 Pitcher (4) 12 Ja­panese maple (4) 14 Lis­ten­ing or­gan (3) 16 Do­mes­tic fowl (3) 17 Sheet of glass (4) 20 Spot­ted (4) 23 Rip (4) 24 Game bird (6) 25 Memo (4) 26 Un­truths (4) 27 Fresh (6)

DOWN

1 Type of nut (5) 2 Snare (4) 3 Num­ber (5) 4 Lo­ca­tion (4) 5 Red wine (6) 6 En­gine (5) 11 Small bird (4) 13 Cloak (4) 15 Crazy (6) 16 Board­ing house (5) 18 Rage (5) 19 Deal with (5) 21 Greek de­ity (4) 22 Cer­tain (4)

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