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Daily Mail - 2021-06-11

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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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FOR your chance to win, solve the crossword to reveal the word reading down the shaded boxes. HOW TO ENTER: Call 0901 293 6233 and leave today’s answer and your details, or TEXT 65700 with the word CRYPTIC, your answer and your name. Texts and calls cost £1 plus standard network charges. Or enter by post by sending completed crossword to Daily Mail Prize Crossword 16,596, PO Box 28, Colchester, Essex CO2 8GF. Please include your name and address. One weekly winner chosen from all correct daily entries received between 00.01 Monday and 23.59 Friday. Postal entries must be datestamped no later than the following day to qualify. Calls/texts must be received by 23.59; answers change at 00.01. UK residents aged 18+, exc NI. Terms apply, see Page 60. ACROSS 1 Variable shade that suggests fatigue (7) 5 Nation hosts university figure (6) 9 Game really loses energy away from town (7) 10 Shorten a game (7) 11 A quiet wood (3) 12 They appear repeatedly in trees — many, if males especially (6,5) 13 Catcall chairman welcoming one union’s leader (5) 14 Popular German city church, basically (2,7) 16 Service engineer creates a terrific shambles (9) 17 Gunpowder constituent’s partly disconcerting on reflection (5) 19 Tetchy Peter made changes in fringes of Bradford (3-8) 22 Story-teller endlessly goes about making trouble (3) 23 Disinfect chlorine seen to be sprayed over area (7) 24 Current row involving church is more irritating (7) 26 Repair this originally rather tatty top (1-5) 27 Genuine error Sibyl picked up (7) DOWN 1 Young man initially steals faulty radar, part of yacht (7) 2 Kind attitude shown where tradesman’s gone wrong (4-11) 3 Hostile lecturer blocks one student (3) 4 Such non-Jews working with Ben could make big money (5) 5 Sell amber in poor condition that’s of little value (5,4) 6 Professional wears a new pinafore (5) 7 Reserved a French show’s inspiring quartet (15) 8 Not as much energy expended at first for tenant (6) 12 Infection forces error (5) 14 Fledgling chic French company imports holy books (9) 15 Clerical gathering admitted to heresy, no doubt (5) 16 Swedish group vacated cosy monastery office (6) 18 Extend cultivated green land, first half only (7) 20 It’s tedious being in almost all night in Paris (5) 21 Bars train supporters (5) 25 Milk account appears every now and then (3)

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