Crossword

This Week’s grid

Across

1 Broken statue (4)

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3 Furiously storm off outside a place for 
 teachers to relax (9)

9 Fun in capital city not ending quietly (4)

10 Choreographer shows poise around China, avoiding extremes (10)

12 Still, head shows consistency (8)

13 Old boys horribly out on a limb without boot (6)

14 What grubby child receives from parents in knightly group? (5,2,3,4)

18 After which Bob was no longer ready (14)

20 Exhibition of standard commercial 
 enterprise chiefly (6)

22 Supporter of Ganymede beheaded? (8)

24 Get hold of non-professional workers with 
 no backing (3,5,2)

25 Article about number by unknown writer (4)

26 Vet is seen struggling for a decade (9)

27 Drink with the flock (4)

Down

1 One should be somewhat distressed after visiting him (6)

2 With time, my crimes unfortunately could become regular (9)

4 Amphibians maybe saw a fungus (9)

5 Fellow needs slack fibres (4)

6 What one remembers about the assembly (12)

7 Not initially an element of hatred (5)

8 In France I love going round opulent old city (7)

11 Milan footballers arbitrate in the middle (12)

15 Fury – is it about mobile? (9)

16 Disguising voice, Dana makes an escape (9)

17 Expertly played Tchaikovsky’s first works (7)

19 Finish in attempt to be hip (6)

21 Lot missing from unsound motherly verse (5)

23 Not entirely traditional entrance to mine (4)

SOLUTION TO CROSSWORD 1,254 (23 September)

Across: 4 Tempest 8 Tweeting 10 Casino 11 Thumbstall 
12 Layman 14 Spying 15 Ait 17 Barnacle-goose 18 Tog 20 Nosh-up 22 Anklet 24 Press ahead 25 Lollop 26 Tiresome 27 Binding.

Down: 1 Stately 2 Penury 3 Wilson 5 Eccles 6 Pastrycook 
7 Sentence 9 Grandiloquent 13 Marshalled 15 Act 16 Teg 
17 Broccoli 19 Studied 21 Pippin 22 Assert 23 Lie low.