National Post (Latest Edition)

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Ride taken round Honshu, principall­y, by inscrutabl­e person (6)

4 Bad fire in branch (8)

10 A dry, mostly freezing, upper room (5)

11 Significan­t worker, one having special skills (9)

12 Prune others spreading, indefinite number (7)

13 Uncomplain­ing, study portable shelter (7)

14 Fight adversary misguidedl­y creating work throughout the night (9,5)

17 Held one’s gran if upset, conciliato­ry words being required (2,4,8)

21 News coming back about old soldier (7)

23 Stuff at sea it polluted (7)

24 Love a speech introducin­g Democrat (9)

25 Percentage of quota cut (5)

26 Legacy of millions missing from retreat (8)

27 Cool customer, initially wearing tartan (6)

DOWN

1 Celebrity on mixed gins – Leo, perhaps (4,4)

2 Stew at ball? A delicate matter (3,6)

3 Item worn with audacity ahead of match (7)

5 Language used before preparing something for the salad? (6,8)

6 Constant check (7)

7 In abeyance round Mediterran­ean resort (2,3)

8 Deal with Yankee, making pact (6)

9 A lot of possibly unproducti­ve activity travelling between places? (5,3,6)

15 Extraordin­ary worker having sparkling wine in football club (9)

16 Heavenly body of a bodybuilde­r? (8)

18 Stop after snake makes for pitch (7)

19 Misprint in literature on period of history ending in turmoil (7)

20 Join a church following a tense time (6)

22 Love dreary perfume (5)

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