Mungo MacCallum’s Cryp­tic Cross­word

The Saturday Paper - - The Week Contents - MUNGO MacCALLUM is the author of The Good, the Bad & the Un­likely: Aus­tralia’s Prime Min­is­ters.

ACROSS

1. Favourite re­turns after sum­mer wear – it’s a small piece of progress (5,4)

6. Cool and com­pe­tent with a rope (5)

9. Dead right – after the event (5) 10. Falls down in sub­mis­sion – not right, it’s the glands! (9) 11. Mas­ter, a force ten, turns back very big gang­ster (7)

12. Wy­att to tow au­ral aid (7)

13. Rose and her boyfriend with twenty out­siders fol­low­ing in cam­era ne­go­ti­a­tions (8,6) 17. Re­bel­lious Na­tion­als are up for com­pe­ti­tion – ten­nis or golf, per­haps (10,4)

21. Dis­torted his wail in an­other lan­guage (7)

23. Small ca­pac­ity, aw­fully blue –

but talk­a­tive! (7)

25. Coun­cil­lor, I am pop­u­lar with Pa­cino and Capone – crooks! (9)

26. Small Ital­ian lake for our

prime min­is­ter (5)

27. Stern? Ab­surd – although

Boehm was a Nazi (5)

28. Un­happy, sole, lit­tle mug – and

be­ing hu­mil­i­ated! (5,4)

DOWN

1. Last mate per­forms – could be a ham! (4,4)

2. Dis­missed noth­ing, but a short­age! (3,2)

3. Tango mis­take – the leader is a bomb thrower! (9)

4. Re­mind ten about cas­sava (7) 5. Demon­strate rhythm and blues – it might be an adage (7) 6. Sup­ply a whip with the queen (5)

7. B – could be crown or screw! (6,3)

8. Small mea­sure – an omen for the ju­nior of­fi­cer (6)

14. Due ac­tion in­volves the learn­ing process (9)

15. Pavlova rolls for the chron­i­clers (8)

16. Bet on run – it could be

a wilde­beest! (8)

18. A large trou­ble for the lady’s

maid (7)

19. Puts money in waist­coats (7) 20. Soul needs a re­turn bet on an

un­known revo­lu­tion­ary (6)

22. Amin books a moron (5)

24. Obit a prob­lem for all liv­ing

things (5)

So­lu­tion next week

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