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2618: Chain gang

19 August 2023

9:00 AM

19 August 2023

9:00 AM

Eleven unclued entries may be connected from 38 to 17, their unchecked letters spelling out CHAIN’S PAIRS, WE AGREE?


   1    Maximum animosity reported (4)

   3    Vineyard by cross (4)

   5    Losing starter, rubbish service is behind (6)

   9    Again communicate on mobile in van (10)

16    Mostly free car port (6)

18    Shocking accompaniment to seizure? (5)

20    Dull as a lake? (7)

22    Bill lying about clear English dramatist (7)

24    Tosca libretto nails level of excellence (7)

26    Lies about lines in peeled paint (5)

28    Not wanting tax, at leisure? (3,4)

31    Defector, note, very upset with EU (7)

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