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CRYP T I C CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Knocked off game, having urge

for food (7,3)

6 Burlesque outfit with small

opening (4)

9 Senior officers facing fanatic – hairy hard case, soft inside (7)

10 Dump where 4x4’s taken,

changing directions (7) 12 Treatment misreprese­nted as

hippy theory (13)

14 Strong drink from Spain with

pretty wrapping papers (8) 15 The woman with no ring in love

gets put off (6)

17 Upper-class, boarding public

transport? A shock (6)

19 Row initiated by father

on edge (8)

21 Informed of weekend ball, go

crazy (13)

24 Nature scenes, peculiarly

English (7)

25 Vow the Parisian frames

is love (7)

26 Miss ending after missing

beginning (4) 27 Party host’s timely order to give

guests present? (10)

DOWN

1 Best tool (4)

2 Officer in police operation undercuts Capone, offering diluted booze (7)

3 Sweet thing but thick-skinned

for starters (8,5)

4 Spot check about the compiler?

Most ridiculous (8)

5 Golf disaster, filling in the

holes? (5)

7 Stuffing for tortilla won kudos –

that’s upset pedant (4-3) 8 Cuddlesome companions turn

stomachs after time (5,5) 11 Family butcher’s

business? (5,3,5)

13 Exit toll (5,5)

16 Realistic fertile blossoms

covering uniform (4-4)

18 Spurs soar after developing

boxing exercise (7)

20 Certain kind of Russian should avoid south of Portugal? (7)

22 Lived and died on ridge as result

of assault (5)

23 Simple to be married before, in

an old-fashioned way (4)

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