EV­ERY­MAN CROSSWORD

NO 3704

The Observer - The New Review - - CHARTS & PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Learn from rally (4,2) 4 Wor­rier fol­low­ing Amer­i­can

spy (7) 9 Snake in role of tempter,

cen­trally (3) 10 New shop in fran­tic search for

light fix­tures (11) 11 Suc­ceeds in turn­ing quiet af­ter stum­ble in­volv­ing hes­i­ta­tion (8) 12 Plan about bor­der in south­east (6) 13 Fruit, small and bad, in front of

sign with as­sort­ment (7,6) 17 Beam serenely, fool­ishly ig­nor­ing un­known com­puter sci­en­tist (3,7-3) 19 Flex­i­ble part bro­ken by turn­ing

spike (6) 20 Ex­trav­a­gant friend, en­ter­tain­ing one, good be­hind bar (8) 23 Join forces and pass law end­lessly awk­ward to bear (11) 24 Sec­ond area for ex­tinct bird (3) 25 Rot­ten, stained cloth­ing

re­pelled ex­pert (7) 26 Get away from edge of fire

grate, right away (6)

DOWN 1 Run through court,

in­ter­rupt­ing wor­ship (8) 2 Is­land that’s cold over most of

month (5) 3 Dis­parag­ing inept army

col­umn in dis­ar­ray (15) 4 En­thu­si­asm and en­ergy

de­cline (4) 5 Sign of em­bar­rass­ment

af­ter track about pixie with

nar­cis­sism (4-11) 6 Lit­tle by lit­tle, sound of si­lence

spread (9) 7 Sam­ple var­ied treats (6) 8 Ma­te­rial change? Sim­ple (8) 14 Ac­ri­mo­nious against one group of three left in charge (9) 15 Or­gan played in clear way

around town (4,4) 16 Re­veal­ing lines in a let­ter,

sadly, Romeo erased (8) 18 United, apart from learner,

sea­soned (6) 21 Let­ter in scam ma­gi­cian set

up (5) 22 Cov­er­ing for head gang­ster (4)

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