CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS

6 Pest of­fi­cer and men hurry to limit trou­ble (8,6) 9 Ob­tain back­ing to fol­low friend’s fi­nan­cial plan (6) 10 Scoff beef ini­tially in shop­ping cen­tre, in this form? (8) 11 Re­new ca­bles to bar (8) 13 Grad­u­ally in­tro­duce lat­est pho­to­graph, not large (6) 15 Get un­der some­one’s skin, us­ing this? (6) 17 Com­pletely at home with Oz dog (2,4) 19 Writer’s go­ing round to stay in the same place (6) 20 Where strag­gler is, in spite of ev­ery­thing (5,3) 22 Sort of ac­count that cre­ates ex­cite­ment? (8) 24 It’s hard to suc­ceed in mur­der trial with this cipher (6) 26 Boss cook I re­cruited to per­form around 4 (5,9)

DOWN

1 Cleaner’s re­mov­ing woody plant rook car­ried in (9,5) 2 Iden­tify fel­low con­vict (4) 3 You left the­atri­cal cir­cuit to be­come a re­viewer (6) 4 In­spec­tor Gen­eral aban­dons duty, mak­ing a sac­ri­fice (8) 5 Ex­tract from over­bear­ing part of speech (4) 7 Lower bar­rage en­clo­sure (6) 8 Traf­fic war­dens re­lax with one fa­ther, son and bik­ers reg­u­larly (8,6) 12 Stamp that’s on tyre (5) 14 Search is dis­cour­aged to some ex­tent (5) 16 Work­ers em­ployed by de­ceased duke grieved (8) 18 Bar­rier sur­round­ing writer’s cell (6) 21 Di­alect some caught on Guernsey (6) 23 Look up and down (4) 25 See Red Baron paint­ing (4) NEED A CLUE? Text TIP to 65700 to re­ceive FOUR an­swers to to­day’s cross­word, or call 0901 293 6236. Texts and calls cost £1 plus stan­dard net­work charges. To­day’s clues avail­able be­tween 00.01 to­day and 23.30 only.

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 com­pleted cross­word to Daily Mail Prize Cross­word 16189, 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+, exc NI. Terms ap­ply, see Page 70.

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