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1 Pear drops, say, mislaid

beside towels (6,6)

8 A line defended by corrupt state anyway (2,5)

9 Scholarly English poet with northern journalist (7)

11 Striking anger by ordinary American is shockingly bad (10)

12 Roles with pressure gone in ballet and dance, maybe (4)

14 Greeting kept by excited trio in house for Asian emperor (8)

16 Enthusiast with Margaret shortly for ground powder (6)

17 Return of letter makes

one talk at length (3)

19 A new restricted set of

notes for newscaster (6) 21 A belief’s becoming

shaky? That’s likely (8) 24 Pair feature in

a news bulletin (4)

25 A mature MP I suspect

in high demand (2,1,7) 27 Outline from Matthew’s

successor in public (4,3) 28 Insect has twitching tail

on back of abdomen (7) 29 Greek island retreat ultimately that here is redesigned gets to be very expensive (4,3,5)


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 the completed crossword to Daily Mail Prize Crossword 17,052, 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 52. 1 Support bachelor and veteran leaving Germany (7)

2 Popular, a trend to

some extent (2,1,7)

3 Request diversion in

eastern U.S. city (8)

4 Yellow chemical almost certain to be seen around bay? Not good (6)

5 Section of index amplified

for a school test (4)

6 Naughty truant beginning to magnify outburst (7)

7 Similar chap upset about entrance to office has a narrow mindset (12)

10 Rogue denigrates

me in rift (12)

13 Protection for boarding place on a street? (3,7)

15 Idiot in Genoa,

frequently (3)

18 What a Japanese drinks party host might do to get souvenir (8)

20 Optimism I love in

parting word (7)

22 Barrister’s case, one confusing this Western national (7)

23 Fool in school has

sharp pain in side (6)

26 Inexperien­ced type

left in bed (4)

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