Sir Lancelot and His Page; WIN A SUPERB PARKER SONNET PEN WORTH [Pounds Sterling]100

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Byline: [pounds sterling]100 PRIZE

HERE'S your chance to win a Parker Sonnet Black Laque fountain pen worth [pounds sterling]100. Every week our gallant knight Sir Lancelot engages in an amiable joust with his Page. They provide different clues that give the same answers. Sir Lancelot provides the Cryptic Clues and his Page the Quick Clues. Solutions next Sunday.

SIR LANCELOT'S CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS

1 Archpriest did upset messenger (8,5)

9 Single individual playing an air is an unorthodox type (9)

10 Front for combination of Football Association and US government agency (5)

11 Bet there is another name for this girl (5)

12 Shyly list changes in a classy way (9)

13 After November 1 one enters gallery where beginners are found (9)

16 Right about the distance around (5)

17 Girl Scout good in Scotland and England (5)

19 Knowing in advance 101 will get stuck in now (9)

21 Article on mineral gets natural response: it's not practical (9)

23 Writer who worked on Friday (5)

25 Enthusiastic approval for six next to tank (5)

26 Rum turn by a learner? It's not material (9)

27 Depend on taking in TV detective diminished in a way without pity (13)

DOWN

1 This figure of speech can be positive (6,8)

2 South-west 11 topped and tailed in con (5)

3 Put a learner in whatever street you like as a systems examiner (7)

4 Shouts for credit that is short initially (5)

5 Far from solid, uncertainly deem place for Magna Carta to be sealed (9)

6 Sound as a bell taking in fey development being in opposition (7)

7 Arab nation coming first? One will have to move fast (9)

8 Ye dally unwisely taking in idle talk of old novel character (4,10)

14 Sin finished, there's nothing in it - that's what the narrator says (5-4)

15 Tie papers loosely for a starter (9)

18 French street coming up to moat around continental energy provider (7)

20 Cryptic message about a German painkiller (7)

22 Cold-sounding country (5)

24 Boundaries for us will need little adjustment (5)

LAST WEEK'S SOLUTIONS, No 375

ACROSS: 1 Shanty, 4 Full stop, 10 Informed opinion, 11 Kibbutz, 12 Presley, 13 Overcoats, 15 Toxin, 17 Brain, 19 Underprop, 21 Potherb, 22 Liqueur, 23 Semi-transparent, 24 Observer, 25 Peptic.

DOWN: 1 Stink bomb, 2 Affable, 3 Torque converter, 5 Unopposed, 6 Leicester Square, 7 Triplex, 8 Pinny, 9 Benz, 14 Adumbrate, 16 Nephritic, 18 Artemis, 20 Re-elect, 21 Pesto, 22 Lost. …