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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Hat leaving Charlie with rings – bowler sometimes does this (7) 5 Pictures can be seen here since getting developed, enthrallin­g mother (7) 9 Appear excited to follow dad (3,2)

10 Trendy positions for cases (9) 11 Link prisoner with new wing getting defaced? (10) 12 China tea (4) 14 Resemblanc­es I initially missed caught by Israeli – it’s strange (12)

18 Walk ignoring a learner’s state of physique (12)

21 Left bumpkin’s farmhouse? (4) 22 Stroll over with most of linen – it’s suitable for jumpers (10) 25 Present minutes before hospital department’s medical attention (9)

26 Pick up smell, perhaps (5) 27 What tennis player might do after a fault – hold back (7) 28 Allegiance from 50 kings and queens? Not at first (7)

DOWN

1 Animal from mountain area: tailless cat (6)

2 Very hot farm animal gripping leg (6)

3 Take on board ace pirate at sea around Portugal (10) 4 Fleet Street admitting endless trouble and strife (5)

5 One might investigat­e Russian satellite company with dodgy amounts (9)

6 Tidy Welsh town? Almost (4) 7 One working on an estate, say, crazy to collect heads of every Cape hyacinth (8)

8 South American writer regularly sets up tension (8)

13 Queen ruined glorious year, strictly (10) 15 Playwright quietly leaving female before conflict (9) 16 Artist’s model put closer – eyesight’s beginning to go (8) 17 Those who steal shoes (8)

19 Fruitcake – some Ellen miserably picked up (6) 20 Just depend on this setter? On the contrary! (6) 23 Satisfied aluminium is this (5) 24 Celebrity scoundrels on the rise (4)

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