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6 Proper care is in order when acquiring French article for large vehicles (6,8)

9 Family behind much of company has small cask (6)

10 Reed, say, kept by varied snobs in loosefitti­ng jackets (8)

11 Block group of spies getting natural raw material? (4,4)

13 A tax around island close

to home for pilot (6)

15 Terrible creep holding current set of cooking instructio­ns (6)

17 Decisive step from set leaving Spain on journey (6)

19 Show fright in unruly country with no end of intimidati­on (3,3)

20 Support a companion beginning to experience a form of pain (8)

22 Join learner given time

in main body of plane (8) 24 Concealed area in large

canvas shelter (6)

26 Each asset distribute­d, perhaps, depending on circumstan­ces (2,3,4,3,2)


1 Support lingers surprising­ly for breakaway bodies (8,6)

2 Some shocking

white wine (4)

3 Breather amid exercise

— or quick dive (6)

4 Conceited artist, half obscured, stifling awful groan (8)

5 Make a sibilant sound

in this style (4)

7 Charlie with awkward gait heading off to get small round stone (6)

8 Call before most of later reforms to do things differentl­y? (4,3,7)

12 Virile male needs a cut

of meat endlessly (5)

14 Trade in capital on the

rise in holiday island (5) 16 Feverish patient consumes first of chocolates? A negligible amount (8)

18 A senior woman

of habit? (6)

21 Row of figures in part

of a newspaper (6)

23 Resounding noise

in city house (4)

25 Playthings too, yes,

missing essential parts (4)

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