Prize cross­word

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ACROSS

1 An­i­mal’s coat flip­ping well-trimmed (5) 4 Food ham­pers point to large fam­ily (9) 9 In har­mony with Char­lie’s guru soon? (9) 10 Song of praise for dad left off list (5) 11 In­for­mal shop that’s shelved at front (5) 12 One se­cures locks on Mon­day out of spite against com­pany (5,4) 13 Be­trayal of moth­er­less maiden by yob (4-3) 15 Reg­is­tra­tion re­jected, al­tered name is rel­e­vant (7) 17 Wa­ter to skim, cook uses it (3,4) 19 Re­tired friend to foot bill as pet uses it (3,4) 21 Sure, run­ner’s given shirt to catcher (6,3) 23 En­ter place to see wooden ar­ti­cles (5) 24 A scholar, clerk’s gut­ted by sur­prise (5) 25 Brisk nurse so abrupt – men­tion upset (9) 26 Not one stud­ied in form (9) 27 Chang­ing hands, agree to wait (5)

DOWN

1 Gi­ant cuts af­ter year in cricket club (7) 2 The speaker’s tour­ing In­dia hav­ing packed in a con­scious way (9) 3 Gen­er­ous with drink, Rex be­ing pro­moted (5) 4 Some­thing read in Croat, it’s novel (4,3) 5 En­try made by one smart pupil (7) 6 No­tice put up on is­land: tip ahead pri­vate – very (3,6) 7 Work of artist with no train­ing (5) 8 In­di­vid­ual in­side de­nies danc­ing with­out a date (4,3) 14 Passed on knowl­edge – plain an­swer (9) 16 Sta­dium ready to wel­come a monarch (3-6) 17 Dash to re­serve, get over to see bird (7) 18 Pen­ning a note, touched part of car (3,4) 19 Ig­nore af­fected dude with cat (3,4) 20 Alarmed by foot, check­ing con­di­tion (7) 22 Scraps words in re­port (5) 23 Firm’s re­duced num­ber on square (5)

Last week’s win­ner: Ian Camp­bell, Bish­op­briggs, Glas­gow

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