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1 Bot­tom cro­chets turned out to be a con­fec­tion (12) 9 A right-winger brings up deficit (7) 10 Cham­pion moulded teat with ar­ti­fi­cial fi­bre (7) 11 China’s back blow (4) 12 Liq­uid Asian space? (7,3) 14 Lurk, pro­vided with briefs, hav­ing stripped off women’s un­der­wear (8) 15 Strong top ten com­po­si­tion (6) 18 Leave as re­turn­ing of­fi­cer in an­cient Per­sia (6) 19 Is stunned by dio­cese idols? (3,5) 22 Chris­tian fes­ti­val mis­rep­re­sents blasts from the Ori­ent (10) 24 Heaps of build­ing blocks (4) 26 Creep is ex­traor­di­nar­ily punc­til­ious (7) 27 Badger stuffed in a sheep, that’s some­thing of a dif­fer­ent or­der (7) 28 Take to a prin­ci­pal and come to a cli­max (5,2,1,4) DOWN 1 At­trac­tive bit of German party may en­ter club (3,6) 2 Rip-off rate (4) 3 Cen­tre deck still in trans­ports of de­light (8) 4 Notes some nee­dles (6) 5 Oh! Europe’s a model for Sydney land­mark (5,5) 6 Gross credit be­fore a dol­lar dou­bled (5) 7 Tesla’s in­ven­tion had a lot of loose threads (6) 8 Pay­ing res­i­dent not avail­able to fill shel­ter (6) 13 An­i­mal seen out in Fiji, for ex­am­ple (10) 16 Taken by an un­usual de­meanour (9) 17 Rum time to be tak­ing part in armed con­flict (8) 18 Print re­port on Rus­sian flat (6) 20 Uses Amer­i­can stor­age for seeds (6) 21 Con­sumer found cop­per ab­sorbed lithium (6) 23 Daub on fever­ish mares (5) 25 Like gold dust to be un­der­done (4)

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