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Cryptic Crossword 39 by Cincinnus


crossword puzzle

Across

1/27 Lawmen - or sergeant neatly arrayed (8-8)
5/26 If animal and bird go to church, it's for turning nuts (6,6)
Fellow involved in robbery is a pleasure-seeker (8)
10 End of road more likely to produce skids - hence, more hazardous (6)
11 Spoil girl in Spanish resort (8)
12 Pharaoh twice expressed disapproval (3-3)
14 Queen going by railway in work by Hughes or work by Steinbeck (7,3)
18 Expression when meeting an awkward situation (3-2-3-2)
22 Holiday centre on island found by an ancient Greek (6)
23 Etching that shows tree top in a curious setting (8)
24 Literary dean's birds (6)
25 A nice pet playing a game (8)
26 See 5
27 See 1

Down

Familiar reception (2-4)
In France you encountered Diana with the Royal Family (6)
Note about means of curdling milk (6)
Country rock saved a roll (2,8)
Deadlines when travelling out by air? (8)
They finally cast off torn net skirt (8)
Rovers player knocked up by knight now playing in Virginia (8)
13 A quiet dean, sadly not up to it (10)
15 "A powerful feller!" Bond observed (8)
16 Cockney ballet, serene and graceful? (8)
17 One day getting caught imbibing wine - that's typical of monks (8)
19 Jolly part of Weimar in East Germany (6)
20 A girl, meeting another, raised capital ... (6)
21 ... capital provided by articles on poles (6)