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LATERAL THINKING: CRYPTIC

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Use the cryptic clues to solve this crossword with a twist.

ACROSS

8. Somehow the Spanish veto three points from Beirut (8) 9. Imaginary neural disorder (6) 10. Has a trilby to start with (3) 11. Makes wireless contact right before Mexican farewell (6) 12. Mad about pistachios? (4) 14. Curry favour with crazy irate giant (10)

17. Home page showing where to take up spinning (7)

18. Riot or clash with student (7) 19. Revealing record being beaten (10)

22. Incentive to include part of dollar (4)

23. Can fit into sty but it’s skimpy! (6) 24. Cagey Bea called CIA’s old enemy (1,1,1)

26. Philately reduced by two-thirds recently (6)

27. Lawson in disturbanc­e - he’ll never be good enough for your daughter! (3-2-3)

DOWN

1. Reminder about a surplus (9) 2. Manhandle or pussyfoot (3) 3. Leading dictator Eva declared distraught (10)

4. Retain injured eyeball layer (6) 5. Dogs involved in excursion (4) 6. Parisian cheers for fried bread (6,5)

7. See act one for rarely spineless types (5)

13. Hibernian hairdresse­r or red hound (5,6)

15. Increasing in intensity, especially up the stairs (10)

16. Kids’ mum is Billy’s partner (5,4) 20. Caspar seems a little thin, on the ground (6)

21. Hold up deal, eh? Sounds like it! (5)

23. Slow year, oddly, for tofu bean (4) 25. Lennon’s wife explains price is negotiable (1,1,1)

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