GEN­ERAL CROSSWORD

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▶ Across 1. Palm-for­ward stroke (8) 5. Neat (4)

9. Carved onyx or­na­ment (5) 10. Make wider (7) 11. Aquatic bird (4) 12. Speak­ers' dais (8) 14. Rag-and-bone man (6) 15. Un­con­trolled, hap­haz­ard (6) 18. Wire sup­port (8)

20. One work­ing dur­ing strike (4) 23. Skivvy (7)

24. Give a hefty pull (5) 25. Min­eral; bath­room pow­der (4) 26. The brow (8) ▶ Down 1. Get clear im­age (5) 2. For­ti­fi­ca­tion (7) 3. Cro­chet in­stru­ment (4) 4. Take in small bites (6) 6. Wire­less (5)

7. Least amount (7) 8. De­lin­eate, show like­ness (7) 13. Placed in the mid­dle (7) 14. Pas­sage of goods (7)

16. Tell an­other what to write (7) 17. Fan­tas­tic cave (6)

19. Point of fa­ble (5) 21. Smooth mix­ture (5) 22. Brogue, Ox­ford (4) ▶ Yes­ter­day's so­lu­tion Across 1. Depth 4. Struts 7. Eel 8. Ma­niac 9. Un­done 10. Start­ing price 14. Ebony 15. De­fer 18. Knave of Hearts 23. Starve 24. Er­rata 25. Spa 26. Chalet 27. Tower Down 1. Dealt 2. Prior 3. Hec­tic 4. Sludge 5. Rider 6. Tonic 10. Steak 11. Aroma 12. In­fer 13. Earns 16. Mo­lest 17. Threat 19. Notch 20. Vi­ral 21. Ar­row 22. Tu­tor

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