CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

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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 16,193, 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 dat­es­tamped 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 62.

ACROSS

1 One trip with a taxi ar­ranged for ex­ile (12) 8 In ad­di­tion, the disc goes round — about time! (7) 9 Nor­mal hire charge up­set col­league (7) 11 In­former searches for or­di­nary peo­ple (5,5) 12 Get a close-up of menagerie and its leader (4) 14 Chi­nese game mag­a­zine keeps John di­verted? Good (3-5) 16 Troll’s old jew­ellery close to front (6) 17 Axe man, by the sound of it (3) 19 Ec­cen­tric’s the cen­tre of at­ten­tion, say (6) 21 Ap­pear­ance of fancy new un­fin­ished ship (8) 24 Ger­man stuff that doesn’t amount to much (4) 25 Teams con­fuse woman’s po­si­tion at Bad­minton (10) 27 Rule cov­er­ing a large change in po­si­tion (7) 28 Young owl ini­tially lacks fluid part of egg (4,3) 29 Per­son pro­mot­ing Ger­man car worker is head of state (12)

DOWN

1 English trees rot (7) 2 Where re­porters gather to plead their cases? (5,5) 3 Pro­found de­pres­sion over­whelms head of­fice (8) 4 At­tribute source of icon to place in Mid­dle East (6) 5 Tread on this some­where in Le­banon (4) 6 La­goon sadly swamps wicket, pro­duc­ing em­bar­rass­ing score (3,4) 7 A Ger­man gets a com­plex job be­hind the scenes (5,7) 10 Rec­ol­lec­tion to do with small col­lege in pic­ture (12) 13 Euro­peans get over safe jumps in event (4-6) 15 Lift stage set (3) 18 Naive Women’s In­sti­tute tinted skirts mid­week (4-4) 20 Kate sur­pris­ingly eats nearly ev­ery bun (7) 22 Cus­tomer needs to be trained to han­dle ura­nium right (3-4) 23 Vi­o­let and an­other woman raised cap­i­tal (6) 26 Metal found em­bed­ded in quartz in Canada (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.

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