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Cryptic Crossword by Sarah Lolley

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ACROSS
1.Outremont realtor offers Habs home (8)
5. We’re confused about sixth inspection (6)
10. Schedules arrests (5)
11. In daze, bullfight spectator’s cry: “Endurance!” (9)
12. “Punctuation faces reform” – Economist (9)
13. Chasten unbounded urgency (5)
14. Head of the European News Network is a spoil sport (6)
16. Once more, picked up her dear knitting (7)
18. National animal of Scotland starting to unionize Colorado nurse (7)
20. Cracked, got pea soup (6)
22. Pack animal arrived at start of lunch (5)
23. Foul relative left after an unhappy conclusion (9)
25. Actress Emily of “The Devil Wears Prada” by famous Loch Candor (9)
26. Get head of nursing into intensive care unit before start of resection (5)
27. Planted, left, reported. (6)
28. Handsome rogues go swimming (8)

DOWN

1. Surrounded bombed mobile (6)
2. Some Beatles fans may have wished for this midday doughnut (2, 3)
3. Irresolute aunts playing dangerous game of chance (7, 8)
4. Creates gold belonging to hammer-wielding Norse god (7)
6. That greenish art arrangement? Revolutionary! (15)
7. Author of “Smitten by Giraffe” singing ad jingles (5, 4)
8. Saturdays and Sundays, Ken weeds all over (8)
9. Successful salesman is warmer? (6)
15. Poet Cummings caught right in middle of shaming our cover poet (4, 5)
17. Cubs, grown, mauled beast (8)
19. Author of “Waking Gods” finally won Japanese Haiku Improv Challenge medal (6)
20. Almost choose love after fool painter (7)
21. Country with syrup production (6)
24. Not your Southern-style tortilla chip (5)

You can find the answers to this special edition cryptic crossword puzzle on the mRb blog or Sarah Lolley’s cryptic crossword blog: www.sarahlolley.com.

Don’t know how to solve cryptics? Don’t fret! There is a tutorial on Sarah’s website.

Sarah Lolley is the 2017 CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence. She writes essays, crime fiction, and children’s literature, and is an avid fan of cryptic crosswords.

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