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ACROSS 7 and 8 Ar­rest of boy who won’t grow up, hav­ing youth­ful at­tach­ment to shirt (5,3,6) 10 Bad smell in one cor­ner com­ing from bath­room ac­ces­sory (6)

11 Spoke off the cuff when no­tice made a false state­ment about lads’ or­gan­i­sa­tion (2-6) 12 Pro­claim union of woman and an­i­mal (8) 13 Daily shop’s reg­u­larly vis­ited as well (4) 15 En­ter into an­other con­tract _ free! (7) 17 Chop one up to make house for lay­ing (3,4) 20 Daily in­volved in epic harm (4)

22 RUC tries des­per­ately to get new cadets (8) 25 Bad-tem­pered dis­re­gard goes against the grain (5-3)

26 Brown shirts with petite, soft, smooth feel (6) 27 and 28 Flight to Lon­don bears fruit (6,3,5) DOWN 1 and 24 Sub­ject with hits, we hear, will main­tain se­crecy (4,5,5)

2 May one be pal, pos­si­bly, of nick­named lanky per­son? (8)

3 Party savouries pro­duced from tins con­tain­ing an­i­mal (7)

4 Cue a tale that’s pe­cu­liarly pointed (8) 5 Brother, say, one from Los Angeles, turns up with ex­cuses (6) 6 and 14 They re­move cal­cium etc more fre­quently in rawest mix­ture with sugar (5,9) 9 Bird heard to change di­rec­tion (4) 14 See6

16 Sick? Says cure can be found in Ital­ian port (8)

18 Num­ber that is orig­i­nally set in old Ross and Cro­marty, for ex­am­ple (8)

19 Ir­ri­tat­ing metal net­work (7)

21 Saints are in healthy con­di­tion af­ter an­noy­ing in­con­ve­nience (6)

23 Are “come-and-sell” houses sources of ready money? (4)

24 See 1

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