The Weekly cryptic

No 27,677

The Guardian Weekly - - Diversion - By Qaos

Across

1 Pol­lock and other fish num­bers re­turn­ing (7) 5,26 Ac­tor pro­duc­ing a cliche in a state (7,5) 9 Since I wear lay­ers, it’s more cold (5) 10 Prom­e­nades that are out of this world (9) 11 Ca­ble binds black line af­ter home’s im­pos­si­ble to con­quer (10) 12 Noth­ing evil in short book? (4) 14 Squeeze right into ship where hacks might be found (5,7) 18 Joy for old Benn is with­out end: peo­ple oust leader! (12) 21 I ca­reer around, then col­lapse (4) 22 Un­ortho­dox fi­nal po­si­tion of Humpty Dumpty? (3,3,4) 25 Spoiled cat: “I loved the good life” (5,4) 26 See 5 27 Al­ways in favour of First Lady (Repub­li­can) (7) 28 Wel­come tale from the past (7)

Down

1 Le­g­less man, one goes into pub to par­tic­i­pate (4,2) 2 Bad­ger picks up virus No 5 within city lim­its (6) 3 Sea­son and turn Chi­nese food (6,4) 4 Clouds ris­ing from Maghrib mines (5) 5 Film work on a sec­ond job (9) 6 Al­legedly, me­dia mogul’s a hood (4) 7 Re­vised bible held by a theologian’s all made up (2-6) 8 Ar­maged­don might take a while? (4,4) 13 Pre­pare clues for Ev­ery­man to be­gin with, Sun­day lights up (10) 15 Tai­lor cries over Trump be­com­ing more un­tidy (9) 16 Re­move dish to fridge (3,3,2) 17 Time af­ter time, I shall get the queen in sen­sa­tional film (8) 19 Boxer car­ries cold, firm cloth (6) 20 Feel­ing tired, Mole takes shel­ter (6) 23 Train tick­ets over 85% off per per­son (5) 24 Fuel stored in older ve­hi­cles (4)

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