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Articles > 2014 > 14 November > Features > Crossword >

Crossword 1291

 by Margaret Irvine

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Across
1 Bolt key on desktop (6)
5 Clement redressed foul crime, having nothing to lose (8)
9 Old mime artist's held back on edge (8)
10 Winner deprived of gold in Montreal primarily a scapegoat? (6)
11, 21 Dummies going after work an unhelpful trio (4,10)
12 Divine influence in meal without starter, calorie-reduced (5,5)
13 Most of Aussie troops on street showing regular line of feet? (6)
14 Son going for gold in stiff dictatorship (8)
16 One type of wine taken by writer in a sorry state (8)
19 Lack of care always hampering the way forward (6)
21 See 11
23 Lispingly express affection for friends (4)
24 Short account given by father, one of 11,21 (6)
25 Private cries out, nursing broken toe (8)
26 Room for cleaning woman having a row with leader of youth (8)
27 Patriarch crossing small stretches of bog (6)

Down
2 Doctor aids zoo fetching lion, amongst others (4,2,3,6)
3 Mechanic from Hobart is annoyed (7)
4 Lover once cattier, struggling free (9)
5 Lady adored food sent down when hosting party (7)
6 Tees perhaps provided by golf club lacking capital (5)
7 Less settled, more malicious with bishop away (7)
8 Man with ewe-lamb assigned prominent position by king (5,3,7)
15 Instructs class, failing to keep one convert (9)
17 Saracen maybe in playing area, last to move up (7)
18 Touching book introduced to other folk by such means (7)
20 Workers catching deer up - they clutch lower parts of legs (7)
22 Irish saint stripped, revealing wrinkle (5)

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