Cryp­tic cross­word

ACROSS

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7. Un­usu­ally sharp in­stru­ments (5) 8. Start to dis­grace the union with a ca­sual re­la­tion­ship (9) 10. Put an end to drink (6) 11. It’s un­der­stood, the large tea-pot is re­served (8) 12. Po­lice­men in charge in­ter­cept­ing bids (8) 13. The bird re­turned in the Methven re­serve (4) 15. Even in a pig-pen it’s a score above fifty (7) 17. The CIA also be­comes unso­cia­ble (7) 20. A bug to leave in a hurry one hears (4) 22. Every­body clas­si­fies the lol­lies (3-5) 25. A long time af­ter the meal there’s deli meat (8) 26. Aren’t up­set about the posh tem­per­a­ment (6) 27. The mum and dad aren’t in part of the book (9) 28. It’s out to ren­der senseless and it’s off to clock out (5)

DOWN

1. Not at­tached, but imag­ine a charge around the end of De­cem­ber (5-4) 2. Air­craft for a hot tem­pered per­son (8) 3. Kind of cross when the guy em­braces the Maori head of state (7) 4. The Queen in the cinema starts to go out (8) 5. Noth­ing miss­ing from a funny pic­ture of a box (6) 6. The Pon­tiac or­na­ment in­cludes a nut (5)

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