The Weekly cryp­tic No 27,706

The Guardian Weekly - - Diversions - By Philis­tine

Across

1 Va­cant single bed in­side for writer (6) 4 Olympic event, for one, a mas­ter’s city (8) 9 Baby wrap an om­nisham­bles (6) 10 Pi­ca­roon’s puzzle’s not a stinger (8) 11 Com­plaint of ju­nior doc­tor pock­et­ing floppy disk has been un­cov­ered (10,4) 13 Laments ac­knowl­edge­ment I put into trilo­gies (10) 14 See 1 down 16 Top copy (Times) (4) 18 Open­ing to ex­am­ine in­nards of en­gine, a mate hav­ing re­versed bat­tery ter­mi­nal (10) 21 Straight in­struc­tion in this flat: cof­fee should be stirred (3,5,2,4) 23 Re­served lease cov­er­ing quote re­jected (8) 24 Sucker for cake (6) 25 An old friend — ti­tle and ini­tials (8) 26 Join the en­emy of im­per­fec­tion (6)

Down

1,14 Have sex with more than three on the French car­pet (8) 2 Franco urged to sup­press re­sent­ment (7) 3 Read­ing lines penned by Crosby (8) 5 Is­lands wind up be­ing held by cor­rupt rich OAP (11) 6 It’s not like this clue to be a hy­brid (6) 7 Greek char­ac­ter op­posed to what might be or­dered in 13 down (7) 8 From then till now, bank with hon­esty (9) 12 Ra­dio and TV broad­cast must in­clude Home Is Where The Heart Is (11) 13 Dis­play ex­ces­sive skill over restau­rant (9) 15 Fall of ev­ery­body climb­ing trees out­side (8) 17,22 See to car and jet crash — with this? (7,4) 19 Mis­deed of crim­i­nal (7) 20 Bird flu af­fects lit­tle chil­dren, only not at first (6) 22 See 17

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