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CRYPTIC ACROSS

1 An­i­mals that turn poorly at ten years (5,9)

10 Piebald va­ri­ety on two legs only (7)

11 Leg­endary crea­ture of col­lege sen­ti­men­tal­ity (7) 12 Ap­proach to the green gam­bler’s stake burn­ing (4,4)

13 Cheery pub ar­ranged to have a meal (6) 15 Seis­mo­graph de­pen­dent on at­mo­spheric con­di­tions (4)

16 Is rid­den or thrown all over the place (2,8) 19 Cleans home brew for those that are fluid in char­ac­ter (10)

20 Boil when trop­i­cal sea­sons run in re­verse (4) 23 Egg on other dish with un­known in­gre­di­ent (6) 25 Depend­ing on es­cort be­ing in the lat­est fash­ion (2,2,4)

27 Wore tu­nic on the in­side and back to front be­fore birth (2,5)

28 Bound to act, to be sure (2,5)

29 Ti­tle to fa­cil­i­tate show­er­ing and teach­ing to use the bath­room (6,8)

DOWN

2 Drink in the epis­co­pal assem­bly (5-4)

3 Princess is taken in by head na­tur­ist (6)

4 Ev­ery­one fat­ter than the jack of all trades (3-7) 5 Travel to Abra­ham’s home (4)

6 Tag de­vised to in­clude Cen­tral Com­mit­tee sup­port for So­cial­ist art (8) 7 Un­der­mine un­lim­ited free­dom of move­ment (5) 8 Politi­cian us­ing taser on con­stituents (7)

9 Count­ing device for an air­head in scuba school (6) 14 Tap­ing sav­age and a bear­like an­i­mal (5,5)

17 Spot ce­real, and the tea maker to cook it to per­fec­tion (2,2,1,4)

18 Let off as riper doo­dlings ap­pear on the first lady (8) 19 Dispenser of note found in trunk (7)

21 Flow­ers for the war wounded (6)

22 Turf lair is com­pletely wet (6)

24 60 Min­utes had a sin­gle at­trac­tive woman (5)

26 Flue de­posits eggs in the street (4)

QUICK ACROSS

1 Il­lu­sory per­cep­tions of some men­tal ill­nesses (14) 10 North African spice paste (7)

11 Curve in a pat­tern made on the edge of cloth (7) 12 Large mar­su­pial (8) 13 An­cient Greek city, site of an or­a­cle (6)

15 Ac­tor’s part (4)

16 In the pre­vail­ing trend (10) 19 Bring to per­fec­tion (10) 20 Iri­des­cent gem­stone (4) 23 An­i­mal or per­son with a con­gen­i­tal lack of melanin (6)

25 Weak­ened, hand­i­capped (8)

27 Small fal­con (7) 28 Re­move dirt (7) 29 Sum­mary of what went be­fore (14)

DOWN

2 Stress hor­mone (9)

3 East In­dian sailor (6) 4 Heraldic bear­ings (4,2,4) 5 In­quis­i­tive (4)

6 Car­i­ca­ture (8)

7 Ship’s low­est deck (5) 8 Plau­si­ble but fal­la­cious ar­gu­ment (7)

9 Tight neck­lace (6)

14 Of the struc­ture of the body (10)

17 In­ter­na­tional ar­ti­fi­cial lan­guage (9)

18 Se­cond place get­ter (6-2) 19 Thin dry bis­cuit (7) 21 Boarder (6)

22 Be­moan (6) 24 Fundamenta­l (5) 26 Over­sup­ply (4)

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