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Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

ACROSS

1. Rolls or Bent­ley, au­to­mo­bile pleas­ing some lead­ers (4) 3. Rip Leanne off all year (9) 9. Old works? I made a mis­take! (4) 10. Recre­ational area’s chilly – you might catch this (6,4) 12. Mu­si­cal merry-go-round (8) 13. Epic piece fi­nally ac­cepted by new choir (6) 14. Hi­er­ar­chi­cal sys­tem for run­ning a rail­way? (4,10) 18. What I re­solved is to have ret­ri­bu­tion in a thor­ough way (4,1,9) 20. Giv­ing out gold in Split (6) 22. Com­pli­ment is not rare (4,4) 24. Dean buys odd street clothes, the finest (6,4) 25. Add ring for wrestling (4) 26. Shows re­spect around goal for full backs (9) 27. Af­ter study, time to make an im­pres­sion (4)

DOWN

1. Clasp will open, we hear (6) 2. Andy Warhol per­haps, a rock star? (3,6) 4. Ac­quit one de­serter, hav­ing drowned in river (9) 5. She has some­thing of a strange smell (4) 6. First nurses placed in trou­bled Lebanon were ir­re­place­able (3-9) 7. From the be­gin­ning, al­most too proud for love (2,3) 8. Fi­nal al­lowance ow­ing to Tom in­side school (7) 11. Pen­sion off ter­rific woman with union leader at end of June (12) 15. One at­tacks with ab­nor­mal gross rage (9) 16. It can be in­cluded with a let­ter for a pound (9) 17. Start to wash dishes, sur­pris­ing Euro­pean (7) 19. Ex­ile from France to Dover, say (6) 21. Dash for­ward and dive, los­ing head (5) 23. A Bri­tish edi­tor re­tired (4)

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