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The Galloway News - - Puzzles -

Two sets of clues – but the an­swers are the same.

Cryp­tic clues ACROSS

1 Ev­ery­thing con­tained in ter­ri­ble num­ber (6)

4 Mark’s out of mas­cara (4) 7 Bring up the back (4) 8 Stop­page is a hit (6)

9 Ful­fil mis­sion with coat­ing (4) 10 New case for ex­perts (4) 12 Greek poet loses right to res­i­dence (4) 14 Spin­ning around pub (3) 16 Doc­tor puts pres­sure on cleaner (3) 17 Ap­peal­ing to re­duce en­ergy (4)

20 Hon­est old writer (4)

23 Aunt mad for fish (4)

24 Make box to

con­tain en­ergy (6)

25 Young­ster has wrong rig left (4)

26 Af­ter­wards from both ends (4)

27 Happy to be told not to start (6)

DOWN

1 Sim­ple com­puter lan­guage (5)

2 Rule out bait (4)

3 Imag­ine be­ing armed, pos­si­bly (5) 4 Strong­box made of

South African iron (4)

5 Credit de­ity with emer­gency (6)

6 Old Ital­ian ru­ined manor (5) 11 In­cen­tive to have money (4) 13 For­merly in con­cert (4) 15 Cadge loofah (6)

16 Met to com­pose song (5) 18 Rel­a­tive is mostly vague (5) 19 Time to tear into fash­ion (5) 21 Fa­ther, at home, is a nui­sance (4)

22 Bit of com­part­ment (4)

Quick clues ACROSS

1 Slow song (6) 4 Dis­fig­ure (4) 7 Pos­te­rior (4) 8 Punch (6) 9 Movie (4) 10 Play­ing cards (4) 12 Dwelling (4) 14 Tav­ern (3) 16 Clean­ing im­ple­ment (3) 17 Lovely (4)

20 Un­wrap (4) 23 Food fish (4) 24 In­vent (6)

25 Child (4)

26 At that time (4) 27 De­lighted (6)

DOWN

1 Fun­da­men­tal (5) 2 Tempt (4)

3 Reverie (5)

4 Se­cure (4)

5 Turn­ing point (6) 6 For­mer empire (5) 11 US coin (4)

13 On a sin­gle oc­ca­sion (4)

15 Ab­sorbent pad (6) 16 Re­li­gious song (5) 18 Re­la­tion (5)

19 Fad (5)

21 Ache (4)

22 Sec­tion (4)

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