CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD: NO. 28,174

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Across

1 Leav­ing ar­tillery, be­com­ing very suc­cess­ful (5,5,4) 9 Re­sent hav­ing to ask for char­ity, urged oth­er­wise (8) 10 Scor­ing rate? (5) 12 By river, pad­dle and shout (4) 13 Stop work­ing for, say, 24 hours? (4,2,1,3) 15 Chan­nel fol­lows bridge play­ers mak­ing fix (8) 16 What can be made from drip­ping in the freezer (6) 18 King hid­ing in a French shack, safe and sound (6) 20 He’s livid, ag­i­tated yet mis­chievous (8) 23 Com­mer­cial role be­ing a de­fender (10) 24 Feast­ing con­sum­ing wine (4) 26 An­i­mal from a shop­ping cen­tre taken back (5) 27 Ve­hi­cle tracks in mar­ket from east and west, say, af­ter crash­ing (8) 28 Blue feath­ers be­ing chewed (4,2,3,5)

Down

2 Fash­ion­able for­mer part­ner’s put on sham woolly (7) 3 Man put fish on fork (4) 4 Light in ar­cade flick­er­ing (8) 5 From by­gone days, en­ergy has to go into a medal (3-3)

6 Ac­quire school­boy grub seized by er­ror – eat up! (3,5,2)

7 Itin­er­ant lu­natic stand­ing in cer­tainly not in charge (7)

8 Help cynic to set off for col­lege (11)

11 Cer­tain Ir­ish foot­ball of­fi­cial join­ing United board (11)

14 Leg­endary Ir­ish char­ac­ter ru­ined her clean-up (10)

17 Church wel­comes Ir­ish­man, one that’s put up memo­rial (8)

19 Bravely will­ing to hold a func­tion (4-1-2)

21 Fash­ion is okay with univer­sity – heaven help us! (1,3,3)

22 Rub­bish, get­ting snared by evil drug (6)

25 Went round dizzily, open mouths raised (4)

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