1 Across No 27: Once again arrange game official or surface (8)

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by David Ker |
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The New Yorker offers up a cryptic crossword every Sunday. Here’s 1 Across from their most-recent:

The cryptic part of this clue comes after the straight definition in this example. A ‘game official’ could be a ‘ref’ and a surface could be a ‘mat’.

Stick ‘or’ between them, as the clue suggests, and we’ve got our answer: REFORMAT (or another way of saying ‘once again arrange’).

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