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1 Be­fore mid­sum­mer, mother gets a novice a cat, say (6) 5 Every char­ac­ter joins the heart­less Catholic em­pire (5) 9 Ring with in­for­ma­tion on flu­o­rine, for ex­am­ple (7) 10 A French veto about is­land – that’s neg­a­tive (5) 11 Quiet time after weep in vault (5)

12 Crack bad habit, putting credit note first (7) 13 Study dis­trib­uted by NATO (6) 15 Heard of­fi­cer was a nut (6) 18 Man­aged to get one to show re­spect for weather fea­ture (7) 20 Sim­ple­ton re­turns to par-boil stew (5) 23 At­tor­ney and Scot sent back watery spirit (5)

24 He would send card about cheese (7)

25 Turn and dance (5)

26 In the morn­ing, shot for the­atri­cal be­hav­iour (2-4)

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2 Friend swal­lows oxy­gen mix­ture (5)

3 Game not played a great deal (7)

4 Sculpt­ing clay out­side

– a French mad­ness (6) 5 A por­tal of stone (5) 6 Teach­ing gut feel­ing, but not at home (7)

7 Line dance with en­ergy by large set (7) 8 El­e­gant bird with no knowl­edge (4)

13 Brat in­volved with sin­gle peer (7)

14 It is wrong to take back lib­eral cap­i­tal (7) 16 En­cour­age chief to be a bof­fin (7)

17 Ter­ri­ble whack to a cur­rency (6) 19 Debit ar­ranged for bath­room fur­ni­ture (5)

21 Dime wasted on a ra­dio, is one of them (5)

22 Dog re­ally cap­tured a mon­ster (4)

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