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By Jane Fitzpatrick
Cryptic crossword number 14 by Jane Fitzpatrick

ACROSS

7. Deliberate planning for top-performing restoration consumed time (13)

10. Organic bananas not quite a success (2, 5)

11. Block out energy cuts close to bottom line (7)

12. In dialogue, characters reveal location of Taj Mahal (5)

13. Resigns and spends two crackers (5, 4)

14. Engineer must nab small furry animals (7)

17. At front of short queue, even oldie has right to drink (7)

19. Can playing hard tunes attract admiration? (4,5)

22. Hidden maniac rid of biting (5)

24. Cooked no supper, obviating range-top spills (5,2)

25. Pleasing to hear intensive care occurs after unlimited smell overdose (7)

26. Fear test ended badly, being thrown out by an opener (13)

 

DOWN

1. Odd red cab prepared for impact (6)

2. A lady mag unsettled the emotional brain (8)

3. Dresses up change of direction in prizes (6)

4. Light brew of ale there (8)

5. Demand to make us look better was pronounced in pointed writing device (6)

6. Circuit opening gives unplanned means of evasion (8)

8. Feeling of injustice in land of archaeologists? (11)

9. Dire recount rigged, so bring it up again (11)

15. Some trade red rum back, to be knocked off (8)

16. Bird paddled quietly when scratching its head (8)

18. Shrinks with fear at ground-dwelling bird that took to its nest (6, 2)

20. Devious thanes go quickly (6)

21. I am set off by glossy material (6)

23. Former prime minister, casualty of steering board (6)

 

 

 

 

SOLUTION

ACROSS

7. premeditation  10. no cigar  11. India  12. eclipse  13. steps down  14. numbats  17. liqueur  19. turn heads  22. acrid  24. opens up  25. melodic  26. defenestrated

DOWN

1. braced  2. amygdala  3. adorns  4. ethereal  5. stylus  6. loophole  8. indignation  9. reintroduce  15. murdered  16. swamphen  18. quails at  20. hasten  21. samite  23. rudder