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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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FOR your chance to win, solve the crossword to reveal the word reading down the shaded boxes. HOW TO ENTER: Call 0901 293 6233 and leave today’s answer and your details, or TEXT 65700 with the word CRYPTIC, your answer and your name. Texts and calls cost £1 plus standard network charges. Or enter by post by sending completed crossword to Daily Mail Prize Crossword 16,930, PO Box 28, Colchester, Essex CO2 8GF. Please include your name and address. One weekly winner chosen from all correct daily entries received between 00.01 Monday and 23.59 Friday. Postal entries must be date-stamped no later than the following day to qualify. Calls/texts must be received by 23.59; answers change at 00.01. UK residents aged 18+, excl NI. Terms apply, see Page 62.

ACROSS

1 Country lover Brown backs Scottish island register (11) 9 Shuffle in mock ballet here and there (7) 10 Hugging Roo’s head, Milne’s bouncy character set off (7) 11 Nearly dispense with running board? (3) 12 Teacher withdraws fish dish with breadcrumb­s (7)

13 No slate involved in constructi­ng shelters (4-3)

14 Scrap paper (3)

15 Put out medicine

containing whiskey (5) 17 English lad collects

new wood (5)

18 Old Athenian garret (5) 20 Pastoral work idly

ordered on-line (5)

22 Finish chunk of

Golden Delicious (3)

24 Bolt-hole that’s revolting

not finished on time (7) 25 Corrupt record

run in Channel (7)

26 Some smuggle in

foreign cash (3)

27 Illegally stream current

top performers (7)

28 Ask peer to be prepared for presiding officer in another place (7)

29 Run into quiet more

mature investor (11)

DOWN

1 Eye problem in NHS residents deteriorat­es with age (4-11)

2 Hack a bit old for this sort of newspaper (7)

3 Very plump old boy

feasted regularly (5) 4 Gunners feeling sick

on board vessel (9)

5 Ape? One couple

hugs it! (7)

6 One’s well-balanced, firm, wielding real power over king (9,6) 7 Moneylende­r bound to be found in old Middle Eastern city (6)

8 Straitlace­d prince is shy, having lost heart (6)

16 What’s big in the

3 is typically small on runway? (9)

18 With a big book outside, husband relaxed (2,4)

19 Poor actor, fit,

upset country (7)

21 Dial rep after work? The hardof-hearing may do it (3-4)

23 Dull article in Derry

needing editing (6) 25 Circular items

for party (5)

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