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ACROSS

6 So­cial dif­fi­culty with mum and boy meet­ing de­cent chaps tak­ing time (13)

8 Au­thor of Yel­low Spring (6) 9 Boat that’s smart with name of is­land group (8)

10 Some­thing dis­turb­ing? No­tice noth­ing (3)

11 Bur­den be­gin­ning to worry crew (6)

12 Dogs mak­ing row in­ter­rupt­ing church­ser­vice (8)

14 No­tice ec­cen­tric char­ac­ter at the end of short drama (7)

16 A crime rock­ing a coun­try (7) 20 Dame’s pet let loose, run­ning out of con­trol (8)

23 Stop rude sis­ter need­ing wings clipped (6)

24 Side no good – what it won’t get? (3)

25 Like bees in sun ini­tially get­ting hot (8)

26 At­tack route to­wards city centre, say? (6)

27 Our de­light not waver­ing, giv­ing end-of-year mes­sage (4,3,3,3)

DOWN

1 Travel in France – US sol­dier get­ting cold is hy­per­sen­si­tive (8)

2 One im­pressed by false im­age, I had noth­ing sub­se­quently (8)

3 Tra­di­tions of bor­der lo­ca­tion? (7)

4 Sheds gar­ments mak­ing jour­ney aboard ship (6)

5 English friend en­ter­ing prov­ince of Asian coun­try (6)

6 What could make re­mote wall rot in fort (8,5) 7 See Cardiff in­stall mostly new safety mea­sure for pedes­tri­ans (7,6)

13 Re­stric­tion that de­nies team a 24 (3)

15 Spring sees the up­ris­ing of a snake (3)

17 Twelve us­ing power to re­strict aw­ful din (8)

18 California­n can, maybe! (4,4) 19 Fresh group of spec­ta­tors in a stir once (7)

21 Jolly type from In­dia div­ing into French river (6)

22 One want­ing jour­nal­ist’s ar­ti­cle trav­elled north to col­lect it (6)

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