CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

Evening Times - - NEWS -

ACROSS

1 Takes a lead? (5,2,3,4)

9 Why is the posh op­tion viewed as the­ory? (10)

10 Make it hap­pen si­mul­ta­ne­ously, but briefly? (4)

12 Sug­gests sig­nals (5)

13 Ap­proach coach! (6)

16 Stuck in the dun­geons a long time (4) 17 Fool leaves a com­pan­ion prior to op­er­a­tion (10)

19 Spec­i­fied un­usual plat­i­tudes (10) 20 Fol­low­ing in, it’s in place of? (4)

22 You join lead­ing light with main body of ex-stu­dents (6)

23 Mea­sures to deal with trou­ble­some pests? (5)

26 Em­pathise with a spe­cific way (4)

27 See vile nag or­gan­is­ing cru­sade (10) 28 Ten rode ele­phant over com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem (14)

DOWN

2 Sign of sur­prise in troop­ship? (4) 3 De­mand it in lean form (6)

4 Rachel Tait be­came histri­onic? (10)

5 Neat edg­ing! (4)

6 I see Roxy Moon as con­tra­dic­tory (10) 7 You cut it up separately for bear food? (10,4) 8 Never never rip up news­pa­per for tyke (14) 11 In the morning, con­sta­bles tack­led mis­chief­maker (5)

14 Quaint date, or a bit passe? (10) 15,21 Thanks, for­mally (10,6)

18 One runs around the wreck­age (5)

21 See 15dn

24 They bunch to­gether in un­der­ground av­enue (4)

25 Mil­lion­aire houses crea­ture (4)

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