Dou­ble Cross­word

CRYPTIC CLUES

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ACROSS

1 Staunch Pole in treach­er­ous old Eastern cap­i­tal (14) 10 West In­dian switched to car in Peru (6,5) 11 Help ser­vant take off her top (3) 12 Hot-headed spots on the skin (4) 13 Plant is paid badly by uni­ver­sity fac­ulty in re­turn (10) 15 Fail­ing to de­velop vi­brato sections be­fore the end of the piece (8) 16 Split with speed of light up be­fore hol­i­day (6) 19 En­large or shrink text end­lessly (6) 20 Re­duce the vol­ume and go blue (4,4) 23 Lovely ap­pear­ance of cloth­ing strung up around a store (10) 25 Gag the last of the pas­sen­gers to en­ter plane (4) 27 Car­pet three quar­ters of China (3) 28 With pesto, ate two serves of veg­etable (5,6) 29 Crown de­pen­dency’s waste­land, less an inch (7,7)

DOWN

2 Go too far with a film of six balls? (9) 3 Loose ties to the plot (4) 4 Scratch­ing bar is out in the street (8) 5 Alarm bell can be ring­ing reg­u­lar forces (6) 6 Peace­able and not about to cover con­flict in novel (10) 7 Scheme, given time, works (5) 8 Fi­nal moves of trag­i­cally aged men (7) 9 Spe­cial stat­u­ary, say, set high above a Greek city (6) 14 Means to make child a cathe­dral builder? (10) 17 Al­ready men­tioned a van’s 11-across (9) 18 Throbs un­less reg­u­larly in­serted be­tween heads (8) 19 Bound, with jump­ing mice, to only be found lo­cally (7) 21 Point man made on lack­ing lead­er­ship in the coun­try (6) 22 Not like a bore to be out of sorts (6) 24 Sup­ple­men­tary tax rate’s not at fault (5) 26 Goat butchered by Cae­sar’s out­fit (4)

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