WH cross­word

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ACROSS

1 Fairy who’s sadly in­ad­e­quate los­ing as­pi­ra­tion to be walk­ing about (11) 9 Find con­tract in hol­low by the river in York­shire (9) 10 Es­cort, he’s about to be found in an an­cient city (5) 11 Old boy, 51, say, re­turn­ing to do a favour (6) 12 Ei­ther go­ing slowly or like a bul­let? (8) 13 Shape one has to work out (6) 15 Urge fac­tory to pro­duce fruit (3-5) 18 The race is late as a re­sult of it (8) 19 End­lessly ar­rang­ing the am­phithe­atre seats! (6) 21 Some­how I can in­clude chief who is dis­or­derly (8) 23 Ig­no­ra­mus ed­u­cated but not fully en­ter­tained (6) 26 Mother hold­ing black snake (5) 27 Quiv­er­ing tree and an­i­mal by the river, all cut short (9) 28 Le­vies ex­act monies anew (6, 5)

DOWN

1 Put two and two to­gether (4, 3) 2 Red-headed lady go­ing round the wa­ter in Cum­bria (5) 3 Eu­logy from gay prince (9) 4 Tak­ing an­other route leav­ing noth­ing — that’s right (4) 5 The branch of knowl­edge re­lat­ing to re­li­gion (8) 6 Many hav­ing a breather held on (5) 7 Knocked for six? (4, 3) 8 Unite said district of the coun­try (8) 14 Po­ten­tial dan­ger with me fol­low­ing the po­lice­man (8) 16 Most im­por­tant sum of av­er­age value (9) 17 It is mainly be­tween Italy and the Balkans (8) 18 Lan­guage school? (7) 20 They are barely recog­nis­able out of gear (7) 22 An­i­mal find­ing some grass in the Chan­nel Is­lands (5) 24 Amer­i­can In­dian girl as an­nounced (5) 25 Not the hairdo for a temp? (4)

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