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The Guardian Weekly - - Diversions - by Nut­meg

Across

1 What con­tentious folk of­ten get for sec­onds? (5,2) 5 Miserly in­vest­ment in wor­thy sculp­ture, for in­stance (4,3) 9 Is rub­bish put back in trunks? (5) 10 Get dirty, men­ac­ing look af­ter party (9) 11 “Al­most clean” Brexit ar­ranged, that can be de­liv­ered (10) 12 Painter’s en­ergy al­ways re­turns (4) 14 Wild an­i­mal with truer colour (11) 18 Rein in twins, those run­ning the en­ter­prise (11) 21 What Jer­sey did, pre­sum­ably, ban­ning English hu­mour (4) 22 Whistle­blower runs, busy and able to change di­rec­tion (10) 25 Grouse when main road’s used the wrong way – play­ing ball! (9) 26 Au­da­cious League of Na­tions en­ter­prise orig­i­nally un­sup­ported (5) 27 Here at sea might one see son strip off ? (7) 28 Bent jour­nal­ist be­yond sus­pi­cion (7)

Down

1 Bri­tish state’s con­tri­bu­tion to con­ti­nen­tal break­fast? (6) 2 Min­is­ter’s canny, call­ing in the ar­tillery (6) 3 Mu­sic from South­ern re­li­gious cer­e­monies? (10) 4 Here we go for re­lief – re­lief com­ing up in stages (5) 5 Bar­rage’s fluid seal bro­ken (9) 6 Gas, once found, reg­u­larly dis­charged (4) 7 A game sol­dier first to at­tempt a writ­ten de­fence (8) 8 Cow with last of clover to chew com­ing in later (8) 13 Any child is mad giv­ing pound for a neck­lace (5,5) 15 Char­ac­ter­is­tic craft rev­o­lu­tionised name­less coun­try (9) 16 Charm­ing qual­i­ties mask­ing Nut­meg’s ugly looks (8) 17 In Mont­martre, a joint sel­dom found (8) 19 Put paid to king, mov­ing bishop not pawn (6) 20 Top hus­band in con­test get­ting pro­mo­tion (6) 23 Pun­ster’s last to cut gag (5) 24 This is oddly coloured (4)

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