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The Mail on Sunday - 2021-10-10

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SIR LANCELOT AND HIS PAGE

Get Puzzling!

Every week our gallant knight engages in an amiable joust with his page. They provide different clues that give the same answers. Sir Lancelot gives the Cryptic Clues and his page the Quick Clues. Now join them in a game of iSpy for your chance to win £250! Answers next Sunday. SIR LANCELOT’S CRYPTIC CLUES Across 1 Worry about division’s top team (5) 4 Stupefied animal gets a drink (9) 9 Team alarm went off in old school (4,5) 10 Implore a knight to get started (5) 11 Withstand sister’s manoeuvre (6) 12 A real cat, ordered as a separate dish (1,2,5) 14 Expected drawer back as recompense (3,6) 15 Old gran played instrument (5) 17 Daughter Sue worried about large fights (5) 19 Polite at table – that’s what the queen gets (5,4) 22 Direction – try line out to the full extent (8) 24 Show-off composing prose about university (6) 26 Sharpener found in a bad mood (5) 27 Rascal is love-sick and likely to collapse (9) 28 Voyager to overtake, turning green (9) 29 Tries different layers (5) Down 1 Burnt vegetable about to be included (7) 2 Block a setting for decorative process (9) 3 Means mixing directions together (2,5) 4 Appealing to reduce energy (4) 5 Bird loved utter nonsense (10) 6 Boat meandering around firm plant (7) 7 Country reign in disarray (5) 8 Is adolescent able to find somewhere to eat? (7) 13 Jeering feline vocation (10) 16 Advice from Enid – guile ordered (9) 17 Embellish key on new purses (5,2) 18 Spruce spreading around large reservation (7) 20 Sentry finding hooligan holding nothing, all right? (7) 21 Sailor obtains his objectives (7) 23 Flags and wheel covers, we hear (5) 25 Resort to row, initially, and quarrel (4) THE PAGE’S QUICK CLUES Across 1 Small group of people (5) 4 In a stupor (9) 9 One’s former school (4,5) 10 Commenced (5) 11 Hold out against (6) 12 Ordered as separate dishes (1,2,5) 14 Reasonable compensation (3,6) 15 Keyboard instrument (5) 17 Contests (5) 19 Royal allowance (5,4) 22 Completely (8) 24 Affected person (6) 26 Fit of temper (5) 27 Tending to cave in (9) 28 Commuter (9) 29 Layers (5) Down 1 Partially burnt (7) 2 Metal inlaying process (9) 3 As a group (2,5) 4 Attractive (4) 5 Bird with sort purring call (10) 6 Plant of the nightshade family (7) 7 African country (5) 8 Food hall (7) 13 Shouting with disapproval (10) 16 Recommendation (9) 17 Wear evening attire (5,2) 18 Feeling of doubt (7) 20 Sentry (7) 21 Goals (7) 23 Grows weary (5) 25 Practise boxing (4)

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