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Down 1 Toilets disturbed poet (1,1,5) 2 See 15 Across 3 Quick signal (5) 4 Base of Byzantine memorial overlooking Spain (7) 5 Thanks, I said, for oil (3) 6 Seventy fringe members quit meeting (5) 7 Irregularity of zebra’s reins getting tangled up (11) 12 Influence scrapping of VAT agenda (9) 15 Architectural feature on the Northern line? (7) 17 Unchained beast (7) 19 Dying in Helsinki tableau retrospective (5) 21 Runs into one of the two of us and French skinhead (5) 23 I, as an illustration, added to circle (3)

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codebreaker Across 2 Talk about Derby? (4) 4 See 15 8 Soldiers engulfed in cesium particles supporting church union (9) 9 Romeo gets the old whiskey (3) 10 Sound now allowed (5) 11 Current appearance (3) 12 An outwardly rationalist skill (3) 13 Reckon a dunderhead has wed daughter (3) 14 Asian-sounding connection (3) 15/4A/2D/21A Opening to 1D’s 22,24 lulls, then this erratic poem gets complicated (5,2,3,9,5) 16 Jockey hid bet insiders following victory (3) 18 Knight from aristocratic upbringing (3) 19 Chewed morsel (3) 20 Deception about working (3) 21 See 15 22/24 Attend a Welsh translation revealing 1D’s magnum opus (3,5,4) 25 Crazy? Yes, head over heels. Yes! Yes! (5) 26 Man, perhaps, is siding with the French (4)

There are no clues to this crossword. Numbers have replaced the letters of the alphabet. Three letters have been given to you to start you off. The small grid is provided to help you remember which letter is associated with which number as you proceed.

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