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When com­pleted cor­rectly, the crossword’s shaded squares, from top, will re­veal the name of the char­ac­ter who ‘breaks the In­ter­net’ in a new movie (5)

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STRAIGHT CLUES ACROSS

1 Sleigh (6) 5 School prep (8) 9 Day­time bright­ness (8) 10 Scratch harshly (6) 11 Fe­line pet (3) 12 Pause, wa­ver (8) 14 Re­sound (4) 15 Sharp, op­po­site of ob­tuse (5) 17 Coin and note holder (5) 18 Plan, scheme (4) 19 Em­bryo frogs (8) 23 As well, also (3) 25 Un­der­age per­sons (6) 26 Large num­ber, un­count­able (8) 27 Army, etc., out­fits (8) 28 Hur­ried, sprinted (6)

DOWN

2 Of high vol­ume (4) 3 Very tasty (9) 4 Four times two (5) 5 Rab­bit’s cage (5) 6 Face cov­ers (5) 7 Of the low­est qual­ity (5) 8 Es­teem, etc., in which ac­tors are re­garded (10) 13 Ca­reer, line of work (10) 16 Do­mes­tic stor­age units (9) 20 Sub­stan­tial ev­i­dence (5) 21 Not the win­ner (5) 22 Fails to float (5) 23 Shy, faint-hearted (5) 24 Vast (4)

CRYP­TIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Re­con­structed ledges for win­ter trans­port (6) 5 In to op­er­ate out-of­school prepara­tory ac­tiv­ity (8) 9 Hustling around. You won’t see this tonight! (8) 10 A tight spot in which to see slight dam­age (6) 11 An an­i­mal com­ing from Africa tonight? (3) 12 Pause to see a sheet, it turned out (8) 14 Sound re­turn from the cho­sen in­vest­ment (4) 15 Cut in Ac­ci­dent and Emer­gency ini­tially which is not chronic (5) 17 Su­per sort of con­tainer for cash (5) 18 I leave the air­craft cap­tain in the gar­den! (4) 19 Leads top char­ac­ters out to make po­ten­tial jumpers… (8) 23 … ex­ces­sively, as well! (3) 25 Young­sters mak­ing the sound of col­liery work­ers (6) 26 A large num­ber could make Sue mourn (8) 27 Cloth­ing for reg­u­lars? (8) 28 Cursed and ran off (6)

DOWN

2 Duo com­ing up in sup­port of local leader. Far from soft! (4) 3 ‘Idol’. Cue is about to be ‘scrump­tious’. (9) 4 A num­ber of grad­u­ates hav­ing a row, per­haps (5) 5 In this Nis­sen hut, chances are you may find a rab­bit’s home (5) 6 Cov­ers one’s face with some foam, ask some­one why! (5) 7 Of the poor­est qual­ity, these pieces of yel­low or straw-coloured ma­te­rial (5) 8 Our pa­tient is treated with es­teem or no­to­ri­ety (10) 13 Tak­ing con­trol of an­other coun­try is quite a job for some­body (10) 16 Places to store a tro­phy on the stage (9) 20 Con­clu­sive ev­i­dence of the strength of whisky? (5) 21 Pieces of mu­sic for cello se­ri­ously played by a no-hoper (5) 22 Goes down to get kitchen items (5) 23 Dim, it turned out – and shy! (5) 24 A lit­tle hug, even a mid­dling one is mas­sive! (4)

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