CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: NO.28,213

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Across

1 Claim by would-be favourite Amer­i­can force (7) 5 Thingy or things that shoot across bob­bin ir­reg­u­larly (7) 9 A look into doc­tor’s choice of dance (5) 10 Stupidly copies friend of the bishop (9) 11 Food in sea­son be­fore rev­o­lu­tion (6,4) 12 Pack com­ing from point-to point (4) 14 East Ger­man crim­i­nal hoard­ing sil­ver is the per­son be­hind the scenes (5,7) 18 Stum­ble on ar­eas up­stairs in fa­cil­ity at air­port (7,5) 21 Go for a tool to break up rocks (4) 22 Keeps time poorly, rooted to the spot (5-5) 25 Con­di­tion re­quir­ing food sup­plies to be cur­tailed (9) 26 Pre­vent, say, those with no socks (5) 27 Go­ing through re­li­gious in­struc­tion leads to af­fair (7) 28 Put in cover, pro­tected by sun’s heat here (7)

Down

1 What con­sumer must do as a joke, we hear (6)

2 Derisory ef­fort af­ter cir­cuit of track go­ing the wrong way (6)

3 Point at lad or­dered to pre­pare beans for cook­ing (3,3,4)

4 Small fruit – as­para­gus for ex­am­ple (5)

5 Diver’s shame, eat­ing most of fruit (9)

6 Re­sist re­spon­si­bil­ity that may be passed (4)

7 Poorly MEP taken in by Ital­ian need­ing sin­gle shot for in­fec­tion (8)

8 De­spi­ca­ble type un­der QC is pro­ducer of ma­te­rial (8)

13 Son to fix room, show­ing this speed? (6,4)

15 Scram­bled egg tonight – hus­band’s away be­ing am­bi­tious (2-7)

16 Where pests may get stuck in rush be­fore exam (8) 17 Nick’s to stop work­ing (5,3) 19 Un­der­stand and set out to process food (6) 20 Dress of clergy (English) (6) 23 Flogs walk­ing aids (5) 24 Dress for the South of France (4)

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