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1 Bagel salad gets North Carolina chap in shape (10) 6 Re­turn of the Ger­man; fine fel­low! (4) 9 Bloom cov­er­ing Oregon, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio? (7) 10 South Africa jour­nal's leader; pretty thin ma­te­rial (7) 12 Pain­ter nurs­ing bro­ken el­bow; he's call­ing for at­ten­tion (7-6) 14 Ec­cen­tric chaps clear out Thomas's con­tents for bric- a-brac (8) 15 Re­port­edly chew up id­iot, Scan­di­na­vian- style (6) 17 Ma­te­rial dredged from canal us­ing a hint of 19? (6) 19 Pump iron right away fol­low­ing ex­pe­di­tion (8) 21 Where Spooner's snort­ing re­triever is put to work? (7,6) 24 Safe de­posit sus­pended by the bank (7) 25 In East Lon­don, dou­ble trou­ble for one orig­i­nally from Mex­ico (7) 26 Romeo ousted in

com­pre­hen­sive de­feat (4) 27 Knock over tea tray he'd

pre­pared (2,3,5)

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1 Post Bri­tish record (4) 2 Ev­ery­body had an over­draft ap­proved (7) 3 Tory wing to share out pay­ment (13) 4 One's los­ing faith in Amer­i­can nov­el­ist's sin­gu­lar, shabby ar­ti­cles (8) 5 Swiss banker caught up in Poke­mon Go (5) 7 Born again French­man tied the knot (7) 8 D. Craig rang about the car chase scene (4,6) 11 Gags on the last drop? (7,6) 13 Fil­lets fish- right old pain in the rear! (10) 16 That hurts, cov­er­ing float­ing rate for wel­fare pro­gramme (8) 18 Poem writ­ten by Swin­burne, or

Au­den maybe? (7) 20 Gandhi re­jected Repub­li­can

North Amer­i­can state (7) 22 Roger had sex (3,2) 23 Funny Girl en­ter­tains

the King (4)

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