CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

ACROSS

1 One goes be­fore An­thony, De­clan and teenager (10)

6 Find some root veg­etable in Christ­mas pud­ding? (4)

9 Doc­tor, on oc­ca­sion, works with in­stru­ments (10)

10 Strange case of the ex­perts (4)

12 0-0 (8,4)

15 Top class man for­mally pre­sented Sally with plant (9)

17 Wa­ter­ing hole is as noth­ing (5)

18 He’s aban­don­ing re­search for a nurse? (5) 19 Be­ing skint - you detest it! (9)

20 I can’t rule it out in­clud­ing ar­ti­cle - it isn’t clear (12)

24 Clearly flinched a wee bit (4) 25 Un­der­mine deal? (10)

26 Food is heated in con­tainer? (4) 27 Rea­son af­ter­word is con­tain­ing slurs? (10)

DOWN

1 Not at home... (4)

2 Minute mark! (4)

3 Cad with the­ory about bar work be­ing en­ergy source (12)

4 Rou­tine drive (5)

5 They’re il­log­i­cal! (9)

7 You are ar­rang­ing a queen with other pieces to rep­re­sent prose genre (10)

8 Shared wish with cleaner (10)

11 One may ring up Asian Scots to forge links (12)

13 Dis­in­fect ar­row­head - it’s cleansed (10) 14 Top women de­sign smart chair (10) 16 Could you view knight as far­ci­cal? (9) 21 Peals out fol­low­ing in­ter­val (5)

22 Get bak­ing sta­ple out of foil? (4)

23 Stew jam? (4)

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