CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD: NO. 28,169

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Across

1 Throws away use­less bits? (6) 4 Averts bias with vote that’s free (8)

9 Get a point too soon? Not quite (6)

10 Com­puter pro­grams for waste re­mov­ing (8)

12 Novel girl­friend for Nel­son (4) 13 Poi­sonous creeper (5) 14 Such a diver is not suited for the work (4)

17 Scorn­ful of fash­ion­able cos­tume put on (12)

20 En­sured train is resched­uled but not prop­erly checked (12) 23 Win­ter coat (4) 24 Like whiskey, if rye is used to make it (5)

25 No­tice a large num­ber ap­pear (4)

28 In­di­rect moves to get out of debt (2,6)

29 Woman in the bar get­ting drunk (6)

30 Set­ting alight race with swim­mer (8)

31 Ca­su­ally raise the vol­ume? (6)

Down

1 A few words posted in French church (8)

2 What’s be­hind China pre­par­ing for new con­flict? (8)

3 Whence dates are taken in hand (4)

5 They are very suc­cess­ful – in clear­ing ob­struc­tions? (12)

6 Just a lit­tle let­ter from Greece (4)

7 Dogs mak­ing foot­prints in the snow? (6)

8 Ob­serv­ing and un­der­stand­ing (6)

11 Im­me­di­ate out­come of a photo fin­ish? (4,8) 15 Girl’s trousers (5) 16 There’s money in ed­u­ca­tion (5)

18 Do we turn switches to get cur­rent? Yes (8)

19 The first man with mar­ket for wa­ter (5,3) 21 Psy­chi­a­trist’s con­tract? (6) 22 May could dance! (6) 26 Quite a lot of busi­ness (4) 27 Stand – one on four legs? (4)

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