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Wicklow People (West Edition) - - MIND GAMES -

CRYPTIC CLUES Across 3. Con­vey sheer ec­stasy (9)

8. Fully avenged and that’s flat! (4)

9. It’s bawled out – and doesn’t re­act tamely (4,5)

10. Do one’s ut­most to com­pose some mu­sic (6) 11. Sort of steps taken to get ver­min (5)

14. Let the sailor in as well, though it’s for­bid­den (5)

15. It hurts a ram­bling rose (4)

16. Winds blow in the West and South (5) 18. Puts away in great style (4)

20. They meet for a bite (5)

21. Hope re­turns about 100 - it’s a great age (5) 24. He re­fuses a measure of silk (6)

25. He may ar­rive, af­ter all! (4-5)

26. A some­what im­pe­ri­ous fairy (4)

27. Frank had a meal, but hasn’t yet a seat (9) Down 1. Ac­com­mo­da­tion for those who don’t wish to move when they re­tire (3,6) 2. Con­cern­ing a will he’s shame­less (9) 4. Rea­son I didn’t take a walk out­side? (4) 5. Give some­one a sharp re­minder? (5) 6. folds in the cloth re­sult in the plates be­ing bro­ken (6)

7. Lean against and break (4) 9. Re­main­ing part­ner (5)

11. A fruit dish! (5)

12. I seem most ag­i­tated oc­ca­sion­ally (9) 13. With ap­a­thy teach girl in form (9)

17. A way al­ways short and di­rect (5)

19. Don’t con­tract for a feast (6)

22. Pos­si­bly could be a source of rain (5) 23. Heroic story in the news again (4)

24. One re­sult of strik­ing some hid­den tal­ent (4) QUICK CLUES Across 3. Carry (9)

8. Level (4) 9. Un­tamed crea­ture (4,5) 10. Ten­sion (6) 11. Nui­sances (5) 14. So­cially pro­hib­ited (5) 15. Ten­der (4) 16. Cov­ers (5) 18. Con­sumes (4) 20. Mo­lars (5)

21. Era (5)

24. Unit of weight of silk (6) 25. Be­lated ar­rival (4-5) 26. Fairy (4) 27. Nom­i­nee (9) Down 1. Type of ac­com­mo­da­tion (3,6) 2. Rogue (9)

4. Wet weather (4) 5. Jog (5)

6. Folds (6) 7. Re­pose (4) 9. Be­reaved wife (5) 11. Fruit (5)

12. Now and then (9) 13. Slug­gish (9) 17. Bullock (5) 19. Extend (6) 22. Darken (5) 23. Heroic nar­ra­tive (4) 24. Hollow (4) SO­LU­TIONS TO LAST WEEK’S 2-SPEED CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Turn; 3 Dis­perse; 8 Rift; 9 Ster­ling; 11 In­struc­tions; 13 Re­late; 14 Lum­ber; 17 Per­spi­ra­tion; 20 Adroitly; 21 Etna; 22 De­lights; 23 Here. Down: 1 Ter­ri­ers; 2 Re­fusal; 4 In­tact; 5 Par­tic­u­lar; 6 Reign; 7 Edge; 10 Protest­ing; 12 Frontage; 15 Brit­tle; 16 Vi­o­let; 18 En­rol; 19 Hand.

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