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ACROSS

1 The gen­eral public (8) 5 Pierc­ing cry (6)

10 Short let­ters (5)

11 Acute spas­modic pain along a nerve (9)

12 Army of­fi­cer (7) 13 Defe­cate (7)

14 Pi­ous plat­i­tudes (4)

15 In two minds (10) 18 Con­stituency (10) 19 De­clare, as­sert (4) 21 Over­look, dis­re­gard (7) 23 New ex­pe­ri­ence; trin­ket (7)

25 Ar­chaic name for sul­phur (9)

26 Cur­rency of In­dia and Nepal (5)

27 Most fash­ion­able (6) 28 Ac­cented (8)

DOWN

1 Sud­den and in­fec­tious fear (5)

2 Pee­vish­ness (9) 3 Mis­plac­ing (6) 4 Ag­gre­gated mass (14) 6 Black residue of partly burnt wood (8)

7 In golf, two be­low par on a hole (5)

8 Car­ni­vore (4-5)

9 Overseer (14)

14 Ukrainian nu­clear dis­as­ter of 1986 (9) 16 Cov­er­ings for let­ters (9) 17 Those who deny the ex­is­tence of God (8) 20 Loath, dis­in­clined (6) 22 Cul­pa­bil­ity (5)

24 Give up; re­turn (5)

Yes­ter­day’s so­lu­tions:

Across: 1 Pompous. 5 Mu­si­cal. 9 Re­ten­tion. 10 Ivory. 11 Gov­er­nor gen­eral. 12 Na­ture. 14 Mo­bil­ity. 17 In­di­gene. 18 States. 21 En­trepre­uneurial. 24 Aloof. 25 Pro­scribe. 26 Du­elled. 27 Fer­vent.

Down: 1 Paragon. 2 Mo­ti­vated. 3 Owner. 4 Suitor. 5 Monoglot. 6 Sci­en­tist. 7 Choir. 8 Loy­alty. 13 Re­gret­ful. 15 In­tu­itive. 16 In­trepid. 17 Ice­land. 19 Salient. 20 One-off. 22 Trove. 23 Ul­cer.

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