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1 Sud­den move­ment (6)

5 Ath­let­ics vault­ing rod (4)

9 Wales, in Welsh (5)

10 Pro­long ex­ces­sively (4,3)

11 Sub­tlety (7)

12 Smash (5)

13 Ob­scure or se­cluded road (5)

15 Foot-op­er­ated lever (5)

20 Sandy area (5)

22 Tool for cut­ting metal (7)

24 Bather (7)

25 Baps (5)

26 Cat­e­gory (4)

27 Con­cealed (6) DOWN

2 Fem­i­nine or volup­tuous (7)

3 French city on the Loire (5)

4 Lodg­ing place (6)

5 Eas­ily bent (7)

6 In need of tight­en­ing (5)

7 Mock, ridicule (5)

8 Wa­ger money (5)

14 Hu­mil­i­ated (7)

16 Ac­quit with­out blame (7)

17 Bot­tom­less gulf (5)

18 Build­ing with a steeple (6)

19 From Zurich? (5)

21 Court­room ‘else­where’ plea (5)

23 Healed (5)

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