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3 A new ___ sweeps clean, say­ing (5)

6 Drink of which As­sam and or­ange pekoe are va­ri­eties (3)

7 Dutch cheese with a red wax rind (4)

8 Took long strides (5)

10 Mag­i­cal in­can­ta­tion (5)

11 Zo­diac sign that cov­ers most of Oc­to­ber (5)

12 In­form, tell on (slang) (5,2)

14 There are 10 in a decade! (5)

17 You’ve got to be in it ___ it, ex­pres­sion (2,3)

20 & 3D Strictly Come Danc­ing’s new head judge (7,6) 23 Low­est rank in English no­bil­ity (5)

24 Le­gal ex­cuse (5)

25 Mis­take (5)

26 Com­mon name for sodium chlo­ride (4)

27 Em­ploy, utilise (3)

28 Ex­presses tired­ness or bore­dom (5)

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1 Vi­sion (8)

2 Greek god­dess who is equiv­a­lent to Min­erva in Ro­man mythol­ogy (6)

3 See 20A

4 Sev­eral songs played or per­formed as a con­tin­u­ous piece (6)

5 ___ Streisand, revered US diva whose hits in­clude Woman In Love (6)

9 Nick­name for a cler­cial worker whose job in­volves a lot of pa­per­work (3-6)

13 Glide down the piste (3)

15 Part of the body where you’d find the malleus and stir­rup bones (3)

16 Win­dow in a roof or ceil­ing (8)

18 Cap­i­tal of Poland (6)

19 High­est num­ber called in a game of bingo (6) 21 Greek hero who flew too close to the sun (6) 22 Hang about with in­tent (6)

Call with your an­swer on 0906 470 1007*

Solve the cross­word in the usual way. When com­pleted cor­rectly, the yel­low squares, read­ing top to bot­tom, left to right, will spell out your prize an­swer (rain­bow colour, 6). Call 0906 470 1007* and leave your name, ad­dress and the an­swer. All calls cost 65p per minute, plus your tele­phone com­pany’s net­work ac­cess charge, and should last no longer than two min­utes. You can also write in – see HOW TO EN­TER (on the fol­low­ing page).➺

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