CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

ACROSS

1 Tow­bar could be wielded to in­tim­i­date (8) 5 Change di­rec­tion – veer south-west (6) 9 You ran a cab into palm? (8) 10 Pull the wig all over the place (6) 11 Sleepy de­tec­tive de­vel­oped con­di­tion (8) 12 Ride out to meet the boss! (6) 14 Square up as and when... (3-2-3-2) 18 Shake or tic, they’re nat­u­ral (10) 22 Sorts out the reser­va­tions (6) 23 Marked over beds? (8) 24 See to drain – it’s stink­ing! (6) 25 Sire got into debt play­ing bridge (8) 26 Make-up and fash­ion... (6) 27 At­tributes? Kiss & tell! (5,3)

DOWN

1 Kick­ing it may sig­nal com­ple­tion (6) 2 You and I se­cure ap­proval for doc­tor to treat sib­ling (3,3) 3 Ben­jamin ate whipped-up stuff? (6) 4 Ross, Adam and grad­u­ate met the diplo­mat (10) 6 We would briefly be in East Kil­bride, say, Mon-Fri (8) 7 Just li­censed? (8) 8 Old flame read riot re­gard­ing façade? (8) 13 ffupsenote­g (4,1,5) 15 David up­set four with choice (8) 16 Un­der­stud­ies sent dust fly­ing (8) 17 Ev­i­dence of dam­age (8) 19 Ill ten check pulse (6) 20 Shuns havng noth­ing to do with di­vas (6) 21 Retweet David over no­tice (6)

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