Sunday Times

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- Elizabeth II · United Kingdom · Shanghai · Shanghai Cooperation Organisation · Plymouth County

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS 1 Carol gets wine in for fair (8) 7 En­cour­age Ge­orge to dive into the river (4)

8 Fol­low bird, go­ing first to get drink (8)

9 Mother and I get round reg­u­la­tions in this coun­try (6) 10 A soft-fruit show (6) 11 Mangy hound seen in cold old city (3)

12 Go astray dur­ing my out­ing and get tipsy (5)

14 Physi­cian, for in­stance, gets shilling for re­mains (5)

16 Tom catches ad­der on tee (3)

18 Ro­man piece of de­sign – or French? (6)

20 He flies round ma­rina (6) 22 Left ar­ti­cle in up­per room, be­ing all at seal 8)

23 Grad­u­ate has an af­ter­thought about tea­cakes (4)

24 It could well lead to ter­mi­nal, oddly enough (8)

DOWN

1 Film, per­haps of Hawai­ian wave ex­pert (7)

2 Surgery takes a long time in this kind of theatre! (5)

3 Ner­vous mo­tion in­volv­ing deed plan (6)

4 Trance bro­ken by plant juice (6)

5 State of crock­ery (5)

6 Old Bob put up with al­ter­na­tive to drunken state (6)

13 Pay­ment for ru­ined antler (6)

15 Old king has fruit to strug­gle with (7)

16 Lay on bon­quet right in hol­low (6)

17 Vol­un­teers left with pow­der (6)

19 Sort of tin Queen has to bury! (5)

21 Re­li­gious leader backs pro­hi­bi­tion on Bear Is­land, ini­tially (5) COF­FEE TIME ACROSS 1 Play­ing, gam­ing (8) 7 Ad­vo­cate strongly (4) 8 Al­co­holic con­coc­tion (8) 9 African state, once Nyasa­land (6)

10 Ma­te­ri­alise (6) 11 Wretched dog (3) 12 Cheer­ful (5)

14 Lees, sed­i­ment (5) 16 Fe­line pet (3)

18 Ital­ian mis­ter (6) 20 Mem­ber of RAF (6) 22 Ocean be­tween UK and US (8)

23 Burger buns (4)

24 City bus-rail (8)

DOWN

1 Come up from un­der sea (7) 2 Clas­si­cal mu­sic show (5) 3 As­pect of strat­egy, ploy (6) 4 Plant honey (6)

5 Coun­try of Shang­hai (5) 6 Drugged state (6)

13 Hire pay­ment (6)

15 Wres­tle (7)

16 Cupped top of vol­cano (6) 17 Af­ter-bath pow­der (6)

19 Put into grave (5)

21 Jewish preacher (5)

LAST WEEK’S SO­LU­TION

ACROSS: 1 Com­i­cal 5 Lower 8 Ivy 9 Ter­rain 10 Ideal 11 Jerk 12 Regalia 14 Bounds 16 Bri­dle 19 Of­fi­cer 21 Pass 24 Relic 25 Was­trel 26 Ken 27 Dusty 28 Steeple

DOWN: 1 City 2 Morse 3 Cracked 4 Lin­ers 5 Ly­ing 6 Wheeled 7 Re­leased 13 Ab­horred 15 Un­folds 17 Ri­poste 18 Crowns 20 Cocky 22 Strip 23 Blue

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