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"CRYPTIC"

PuzzleLux - - News - BY HARRY HOSKINS

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9 Wear down hero de­liv­er­ing boxes (5) 10 Vis­it­ing a rough street? Not good! (2,1,3,3) 11 Peo­ple get­ting be­hind au­to­mo­bile plant (9) 12 Sport­ing venue ar­ti­cle Time re­jected (5) 13 List of work­ers re­sort put in a new form (6) 14 Coach­men har­ried by one in the Old West? (8) 16 Inoc­u­la­tor has to travel around US state (5,8) 19 Durable fin­ish cov­er­ing out­side of un­loader (8) 21 Truth­ful Pol­ish lead­ers in se­ri­ous trouble (6) 23 Stretched items of hosiery split­ting at last (5) 25 No end of ill-will in po­lite re­mark? Poor class! (9) 27 Red goa­tee in need of restyling some­what (2,1,6) 28 Flood be­gin­ning to rise, sad about that (5)

DOWN

1 I put up a sword and he puts up bar­ri­ers (6) 2 Ex­change let­ters with nerd cops or crim­i­nal (10) 3 De­bauched ten-year pe­riod drained nov­el­ist (8) 4 Short type of fur to go with one short skirt (4) 5 Spooner's said darn bore is an easy tar­get (4,4) 6 African adamant to cover a coun­try (6) 7 Brief so­cial me­dia post is af­fect­edly quaint (4) 8 Spin round empty Gal­way with speed (6) 15 Assem­bly of com­rades once on TV in cast (10) 17 Plot to­gether with crim­i­nal on church tower? (8) 18 Spot­ted big cats and ape lords set free (8) 19 Ev­ery­thing one owns is held by po­lice states (6) 20 Kind of that woman to chase af­ter ro­dent (6) 22 Mak­ing an ef­fort to be very an­noy­ing (6) 24 Happy boy, but high­est of grades go­ing to head (4) 26 Vic­tim of brother's vi­o­lence fit for hear­ing (4)

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