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Sunday Mail (UK) - - The Judge -

1 Part of a skele­ton in the back of the book (5) 4 A long-suf­fer­ing per­son in the doc­tor’s wait­ing room (7) 8 A rank in the army that’s con­fi­den­tial and se­cret (7) 9 Who is be­fore the French, un­in­jured and in one piece? (5) 10 An aw­ful tiff on the 4th of July about the num­ber of stars on Amer­ica’s flag (5) 11 A time to get your breath back, we hear, to col­lar a crook (6) 14 Eric trav­elled round La­nark at first to find an an­cient ob­ject (5) 16 A woman who in­spires a poet to act funny (5) 18 Sur­pris­ingly mus­cly, awk­ward and un­gainly (6) 21 Puff a cigar and cure the fish (5) 24 Lit­tle Alas­dair and Ned each re­turned heav­ily bur­dened (5) 25 The great suc­cess that lively imp Ruth can pro­duce (7) 26 Warn­ings? Yes, that’s about Re­li­gious Ed­u­ca­tion (7) 27 Re­ally dis­likes be­ing in­volved in the backchat es­pe­cially (5) 1 A lit­tle gos­sip se­cretly tests how hot the tea is (4) 2 Sign with­out us­ing your name – use a char­ac­ter from the mono­gram (7) 3 Flex­i­ble waist­band ma­te­rial that comes from Castile (7) 4 A serv­ing of soup – i.e. spicy – and some pas­tries (4) 5 Wrote about the build­ing Ra­pun­zel lived in (5) 6 Run off in se­cret for an away match (5) 7 Play­houses where the rates are out­ra­geous (8) 12 The spirit from one of the Small Isles in the In­ner He­brides (3) 13 A rebel cat goes off with an item of jewellery (8) 15 Lit­tle Moira flies north to see the Isle of Man briefly (1,1,1) 16 As­pire to great­ness – what a clay pi­geon shooter has to do (3,4) 17 Scruffy, slip­shod and slovenly – by leav­ing bunk empty (7) 19 Stuck in the mud, Derek un­earths a milk dis­penser (5) 20 Anne’s look­ing up Ayr­ton the late great race ace (5) 22 A group of visi­tors turned up to see soul mu­sic star Red­ding (4) 23 Re­build the huts in this way (4)

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